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12:32 Sep 14, 2000
Greek (Ancient) to English translations [Non-PRO]
Greek (Ancient) term or phrase: nike
sports wear but need history of the word and in Latin
jayne ford
English translation:see below
Explanation:
In Greek, Nike means Victory.
the related verb 'nikao' means: to overcome; to conquer; to overpower; to triumph; to prevail; to be victorious. [Nike poieo - just do the victory!]
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naVictoriaWigtil
naVittoriagiogi


  

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Vittoria


Explanation:
Nike is not a Latin, but a Greek word.
It means Vittoria.
There are many Ancient Greek(classic and Hellenistic period) statues representing Nike.
The Samotracia Nike (Louvre) is one of the most famous.
Hope this helps


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Explanation:
In Greek, Nike means Victory.
the related verb 'nikao' means: to overcome; to conquer; to overpower; to triumph; to prevail; to be victorious. [Nike poieo - just do the victory!]


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Italy
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Victoria


Explanation:
The word NIKE is ancient (and modern) Greek for "victory". There is also an eponymous goddess named NIKE. The ancients pronounced it (roughly transcribed) as NEE-kay.

The English term "victory" is a loan word from the ancient Latin VICTORIA.

The modern Italian "vittoria" and the modern French "victoire" are simply the results of natural evolution of the Latin word over the past two millennia.


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