Wednesday 9 March 2016

120) “The etymology of the word “planet” actually comes from late Old English planete, from Old French planete (Modern French planète), from Latin planeta, from Greek planetes, from (asteres) planetai “wandering (stars),” from planasthai “to wander,” of unknown origin, possibly from PIE *pele “flat, to spread” or notion of “spread out.” And Plane (n) “flat surface,” c. 1600, from Latin planum “flat surface, plane, level, plain,” planus “flat, level, even, plain, clear.” They just added a “t” to our Earth plane and everyone bought it.

A meaningless argument. There’s no common origin between the words “plane” and “planet”, so the similarity has no relevance. Otherwise, this is just another assertion the “the Earth is flat”.

And Mr Dubay even get’s the etymology wrong, not that it matters. The word “planet” came originally from Greek, not Latin.

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