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Greek mythology

Greek mythology is the body of myths originally told by the Greeks, as well as a genre of Ancient Greek folklore. These stories are about the creation and nature of the world, the lives and activities of deities, heroes, and mythological creatures, and the origins and significance of the ancient Greeks’ own cult and ritual …

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Apple

An apple is a fruit that grows on an apple tree and is edible (Malus domestica). Apple trees are the most widely grown species in the Malus genus and are cultivated all over the world. The tree’s wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, can still be found in Central Asia. Apples have been cultivated in Asia and …

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Harvey Lee Ross House

The Harvey Lee Ross House is a two-story frame, side-gabled house built in approximately 1858 on the farm of Harvey Lee Ross near Vermont, Illinois. The house and several outbuildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1996, based on the distinctive characteristics of the architecture and an association with the …

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hour

English Alternative forms hower, houre, howre (obsolete) Etymology From Middle English houre, hour, oure, from Anglo-Norman houre, from Old French houre, (h)ore, from Latin hōra (“hour”), from Ancient Greek ὥρα (hṓra, “any time or period, whether of the year, month, or day”), from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁- (“year, season”). Akin to Old English ġēar (“year”). Doublet of hora. Displaced native Middle English stunde, stound (“hour, moment, stound”) (from Old English stund (“hour, time, moment”)), Middle English ȝetid, tid (“hour, time”) from Old English *ġetīd, compare Old Saxon getīd (“hour, time”). Noun (plural hours) A time period of sixty minutes; one twenty-fourth of a day. spent …

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Geometer moth

The geometer moths are moths that belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, which includes moths and butterflies. Their scientific name is derived from the Ancient Greek geo and metron meaning “measure” in allusion to how their larvae, or “inchworms,” appear to “measure the earth” as they crawl in a looping form. It is a fairly …

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Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae), often known as long-horned or longicorn beetles, are a huge family of beetles with over 35,000 species documented. The antennae of most species are as long as or longer than the beetle’s body. However, the antennae of certain members of the family are relatively small, making it difficult to identify them from …

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Aristocracy

Aristocracy is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class, the aristocrats. The term derives from the Greek aristokratíā, meaning ‘rule of the best’.

Doctrine

Doctrine is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the essence of teachings in a given branch of knowledge or in a belief system. The etymological Greek analogue is “catechism”.

Architect

An architect is someone who plans, designs, and supervises building construction. To practice architecture implies to offer services related to the design of structures and the space inside the site around the buildings that have human occupancy or use as their primary goal. The name architect is etymologically derived from the Latin architectus, which is …

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Kerosene

Kerosene, paraffin, or lamp oil is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid which is derived from petroleum. It is widely used as a fuel in aviation as well as households. Its name derives from Greek: κηρός (keros) meaning “wax”, and was registered as a trademark by Canadian geologist and inventor Abraham Gesner in 1854 before evolving into a generic trademark. It is sometimes spelled kerosine in scientific and industrial usage. The term kerosene is common in much …

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