Word History

March 17, 2019
Sun

Sun

The ancient Greeks personified the sun as a handsome god named Helios.
March 25, 2019
Coffee

Coffee

Did you drink a cup of coffee on company time this morning? Chances are that you did--for the midmorning coffee break is rapidly becoming a standard fixture in American offices and factories.
March 31, 2019
Sarcophagus

Sarcophagus

c. 1600, "type of stone used for coffins," from Latin sarcophagus, from Greek sarkophagos "limestone used for coffins," literally "flesh-eating," in reference to the supposed action of this type of limestone