Also Aramaic עלם or Hebrew עולם means both eternity and world, though I haven't figured out why.
This reminds me of Russian мир (mir), peace and earth.
"This reminds me of Russian мир (mir), peace and earth.
Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
.However, if we consider the English word world, we see that it comes from were- (as in wolf) and old -- the age of man
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