This where the word history comes from

The word history comes from the Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historía), meaning ‘inquiry’, ‘knowledge from inquiry’, or ‘judge’.

It was in that sense that Aristotle used the word in his History of Animals.

 The ancestor word ἵστωρ is attested early on in Homeric HymnsHeraclitus, the Athenian ephebes‘ oath, and in Boiotic inscriptions (in a legal sense, either ‘judge’ or ‘witness’, or similar).

The Greek word was borrowed into Classical Latin as historia, meaning “investigation, inquiry, research, account, description, written account of past events, writing of history, historical narrative, recorded knowledge of past events, story, narrative”

You can also read: Phobia -Origin

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