Tag Archives: Etymology

Etymology of elementary particle names

Symmety.org is an educational outreach program funded by the US Department of Energy. Educational material are prepared by SLAC and FERMILAB writers and physicists. Daniel Garisto has done great service by preparing a web page explaining the etymology of elementary … Continue reading

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Etymology of Universe

This is from John D. Barrow’s “The Book of Universes.” “The etymology of the word ‘universe’ can be traced back to the use of the Old French univers, in the twelfth century, which derives from the earlier Latin universum. This … Continue reading

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