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cynic = cínico, cynique, cynisk, etc.?

A discussion of the peculiarities of languages and the differences between them.

Postby tcward » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:25 am

This is a great thread. I miss Apo.

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Postby Bailey » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:52 am

Ilka wrote:According to my Duden Dictionary of Etymology, followers of the school of Cynicism were, in a sense, like dogs (the origin of the word cynic is to be found in the Greek word Kyon "dog"), in that they attacked their victims in a vicious and shameless manner.

and this has changed, how? Some arguers are still ready to 'go-for-the-throat'

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