Do you know the etymology of Ponos and Poena
April 28, 2009 7:59 AM Subscribe
My boss has asked me to sort out the etymology of the words "Ponos" (Greek for Labor ?) and "Poena" (Latin for Sorrow?). The question is which came first, and are they related as it seems? Also, would those rough definitions be close to accurate?
posted by willnot to Writing & Language (5 answers total)