Augur wrote:Thank you for such an exhaustive answer. English is not my native language so I don't think I really grasp all that you have written. If we simplify it: holókaustoN has the same meaning as the word holocaust we use today and also it translates to burnt offering?
Augur wrote:OK, I see. I read that the word Holocaust is derived from the greek holokauston, meaning a burnt sacrifice offered whole to god so I thought the modern word holocaust meant "burnt whole" but on a much larger scale as in genocide/extinction.
Augur wrote:If the modern word Holocaust didn't come from Holókauston
Augur wrote:So the word Holokautoma is more akin to mean mass destruction by fire?
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