Word History

March 17, 2019
Sun

Sun

The ancient Greeks personified the sun as a handsome god named Helios.
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