Characters and Our Character – The Etymology of Morality

I invite you on word journey through the etymological origin of the word morality. To better understand morality, lets first look at the etymology of the word and see what it has to offer us. Below is etymological reference to what certain words mean, followed by elaboration to explain the meaning. You can read the text and notice the referenced bold words match the etymological meanings. You don’t need to read the etymology of the words, it’ only there for you to better relate the source words I am using to weave this etymological journey. In an effort to maximize the reception of the information, I included an audio of this post for you to listen to, if is your preferred medium. Thank you Audio Etymology Morality “moral qualities ,” “moral instruction; morals, manner, character ,” directly Latin moralis “ proper behavior of a person in society,” literally “pertaining to manners ,” coined by Cicero (“De Fato,” II.i) to translate Greek ethikos. Latin mos (genitive moris) “one’s disposition ,” Disposition “ arrangement, order ; mood, of mind,” “arrange, order, control, regulate ” from dis- “ apart ” (see dis-) + ponere […]

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