Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Лед и пламень

Не правда ли, странно, как греческая φλέγμα - слово, обозначающее огонь и родственное английскому flame, получило значение холодной, вязкой слизи, в котором благополучно и вошло в состав слова "флегматик"?

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