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villa

Postby portokalos » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:12 am

Can someone give me the origin of the word ''villa''. I have something in my mind to compare.
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Postby portokalos » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:05 am

I found that the line is οίκος -vicus- villa.
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Postby skinem » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:46 pm

Looks like you've gone further than this.
The following is from Merriam-Webster's...

Etymology: Italian, from Latin; akin to Latin vicus village -- more at VICINITY
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Postby malachai » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:12 am

Also related to "ecology" and "York".
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Origin of "villa"

Postby bnjtokyo » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:40 am

According to my ancient American Heritage Dictionary that includes a lexicon of PIE roots, villa is derived from "weik-" meaning "clan."
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