Tag: Ancient Greek

Etymology, Ancient Greek, ἄγγελος

Etymology Cognate with Mycenaean Greek a-ke-ro, but origin uncertain. Probably a loanword, and probably related to ἄγγαρος (ángaros, “Persian mounted courier”) (whence Latin angarius), which is probably from an Asian language. Klein suggests Semitic, cf. 𐡀𐡍‬𐡂𐡓𐡕‬𐡀‎ (’engirtā, “missive, letter; contract”) and ܐܓܪܬܐ‎ (ˀeggarṯā, “letter, document”) (from Akkadian,…