[Taxacom] The word Botany

Sergio Vargas sevragorgia at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 15:46:12 CST 2009


Hi

> I am surprised about how you get the -->thanathos inside the word botany...

Yes... I've ask and still have no source for this!

> Isn't it simply from greek ???????? ???????? -->botanike episteme, the
> science of the -->botane (which meens feeding plant)?
> And I learned the term comes from the greek physician Dioscurides.

I've found that it comes from techne botanike. The word techne was
later omitted and the termination ike adopted the meaning of techne.
Even later, the latin word botanicus was apparently introduced by San
Isidoro.

thanks for the discussion

sergio


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