Essays Tagged: "greek word"

Steriods and their Affects on the Human Body

ffects. Anabolic means the ability to promote body growth and repair body tissue. It comes from the Greek word anabolikos meaning 'constructive.' Steroids are basically made up of hormones.Picture: On ...

(5 pages) 360 1 4.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


e isolated it. In 1862, the French chemist Claude August again isolated it. Thallium comes form the Greek word 'thallos'. 'Thallos' meant 'green twig' or 'green shoot'. Thallium does not have m ...

(2 pages) 37 0 2.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Right to Choose. On euthanasia.

ive connotation to it, although at times it may be beneficial. The word "euthanasia" comes from the Greek word "thanatos," meaning death, and the prefix "eu," meaning well or easily. It can be defined ...

(2 pages) 417 2 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Essay on Aristotle

we mean by teleology. Teleology is the study of ends, purposes, and goals. The word comes from the Greek word telos which means "end" or "purpose". In cultures which have a teleological world view, t ... urpose. He maintains that organisms develop as they do because they have a natural goal or telos in Greek. "Nature", writes Aristotle, is "a 'principle of motion and change' "(Physics, 200b1), where " ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses

American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Marchof 1950, The word cybernetics has been taken from the Greek word kubernitiz (ky-ber-NEE-tis) meaning steersman. It hasbeen invented because there is not i ... conducts truth, in an image that Pynchon favors, must be insulated. Furthermore, our bestideas, the Greeks thought, come to us as if from without. Thus, Telemachus receives his prompt from Athena disg ...

(11 pages) 91 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Chlorine Debate, How White Do You Want it?

glish chemistSir Humphrey Davy determined that chlorine was a chemical element and named itfrom the Greek word meaning greenish-yellow. One hundred and eighty-fiveyears later, chlorine compounds are u ...

(5 pages) 66 0 3.5 Feb/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Cryogenics and the future

as been a major project for engineers for the last 100 years. Cryogenics, which is derived from the Greek word kryos meaning 'Icy Cold,' is the study of matter at low temperatures. However low is not ...

(6 pages) 77 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Whose life is it? Reasons for legalizing euthanasia

ll a controversial issue in North American society, in particular Canada. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word euthantos literally meaning "well death." In modern English, it is defined as "bringing a ...

(8 pages) 349 0 4.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

High Hopes by Stanley Renshon

a given situation and performs all tasks bestowed upon him.'The term character is derived from the Greek word meaning 'engraving'' (38). It can be defined as a trait or distinctive combination of tra ...

(9 pages) 30 0 3.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Is Euthanasia Moral or Immoral?

le not only for terminal patients but for the family members and friends. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word 'Thanatos' meaning death and the prefix 'eu' meaning easy or good (Russell 94). Thus, 'eu ... es'. In the days of Socrates, Plato and the Stoics euthanasia was even permissible(Russell 42). The Greeks had a tradition that when all the old members of the society outlived their usefulness, they ...

(6 pages) 518 3 3.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Oligopoly: Description of and application of. Very precise

OligopolyOligopoly comes from the Greek word meaning few sellers.Big business is an example of oligopoly. It is a market dominated by ...

(4 pages) 242 0 2.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

Description of meteorology and different fields meterologists can work in

Meteorological Society as, "the science of the atmosphere."The name meteorology is derived from the Greek word meteoron, meaning something that happens high in the sky. Aristotle is considered to be t ...

(7 pages) 77 0 2.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Meteorology


e that examines the capabilities and limitations of people. The term ergonomics is based on the two Greek word "ergon" and "nomos", which together mean "the laws of work". In terms of design, the focu ...

(8 pages) 125 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


A Look Into ChiropracticThe word "Chiropractic" is derived from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand"(DC Victoria). Chiropractic is a bra ...

(10 pages) 96 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Apathy opposed to morality.

"L'indifférence est le grand sommeil de l'âme."*The term 'Stoicism' derives from the Greek word 'stoa,' meaning portico. A portico, or colonnade according to the Oxford Pocket English D ... is was how they obtained their title as 'Stoics'.Stoicism was arguably the most prominent school of Greek philosophy. Inaugurated by Zenos of Citium (334-262 BC) a little before 330 BC, Stoicism, alon ...

(8 pages) 103 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Choice of blindness in "Oedipus the King".

, many scholars joke in the fact that another meaning for the name Oedipus, Oidas, sounded like the Greek word meaning "I know". Oedipus was "blind" in the sense that throughout the play, he was the o ...

(1 pages) 93 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Zeus The Great God Of Mount Olympus.

er of both gods and men. Zeus was a celestial god, and originally worshiped as a weather god by the Greek tribes. These people came southward from the Balkans circa 2100 BCE. He has always been associ ... er's epic poem the Iliad he sent thunderstorms against his enemies. The name Zeus is related to the Greek word dios, meaning "bright". His other attributes as well as lightning were the scepter, the e ...

(5 pages) 80 0 3.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Everything you'll need to know about epilepsy.

Epilepsy Research PaperThe word "epilepsy" is derived from the Greek word meaning a condition of being overcome, seized or attacked. (2) Epilepsy is not a disease. ...

(8 pages) 113 0 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

About schizophrenia in an Australian contect.

hizophrenia" was introduced in 1911 by a Swiss psychiatrist, Eugen Bleuler. The word comes from the Greek word schizo meaning "split" and phrenia meaning "mind." Bleuler wanted to convey the split bet ...

(11 pages) 78 0 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Euthanasia and why it should be legal.

legal.Euthanasia, do you know what it is? Euthanasia is another term for doctor assistedsuicide, a Greek word that means easy death. Euthanasia is an easy way to die without goingthrough the grief an ...

(4 pages) 67 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights