Etymology?

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  1. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Does anyone know how the term "Philharmonic" came to be? I had a student ask about this during a lesson...I did not know. Someone here must, though.
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    phila= love

    harmonium= music

    Something like that. There are other better qualified latin scholars around here that will be more precise but that's basically it.

    ML
     
  3. gregc

    gregc Mezzo Piano User

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    philologia: love of learning , study of literature

    philologus: learned , literary, as subst.... a scholar.

    harmonia: melody , concord, harmony

    Manny nailed it~
    Catholic high school Latin class actually does come in handy sometimes~

    gregc
     
  4. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Thank you! :-)
     
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    jpkaminga Pianissimo User

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    actually it's greek, but everyone knew the meanings of the words so I guess it doesn't matter
     
  6. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    JP!!!

    Hey, man, happy new year... nice to see you back. How's school?

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