Thursday, 22 July 2010

dacha and Pandora

Proto-Indo-European *deh₃- "to give" became Russian дать "to give" and дача dacha "grant (of land)". A dacha is a summer villa.

In Greek, *deh₃- became δῶρον "gift", which combined with πᾶς/πᾶν "all" to form Πανδώρα "all-gifted", borrowed into Latin as Pandōra, the first woman that all the gods gave gifts to.

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