3 days ago · The notion of paganism, as it is generally understood today, was created by the early Christian Church. It was a label that Christians applied to others, one of the antitheses that were central to the process of Christian self-definition. As such, throughout history it was generally used in a derogatory sense.
3 days ago · The Turkish language and the Islamic religion were gradually introduced as a result of the Seljuk conquest, and this period marks the start of Anatolia's slow transition from predominantly Christian and Greek-speaking, to predominantly Muslim and Turkish-speaking (although ethnic groups such as Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians remained numerous ...
6 days ago · Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, heavy metal bands developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and loudness.
4 days ago · Though there are more Greek words for love, variants and possibly subcategories, a general summary considering these Ancient Greek concepts are as follows: Agápe (ἀγάπη agápē) means "love: esp. brotherly love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God".
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From French gala, or directly from that word's etymon, which is either Italian gala, or Spanish gala, both meaning \\"festive occasion\\", and derived from Old French gale (“rejoicing”). (The French word likely kept the final -a to avoid homophony with gale (“scabies”).) Ultimately cognate to gallant and hence probably from Frankish *wala (“good, well”).
From Medieval Latin, Latinized form of Frankish *wala (“good, well”), from Proto-Germanic *wal-, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (“to choose, wish”).
From Proto-Germanic *galaną, whence also Old English galan, Old Saxon galan, Old High German galan. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (“to shout, charm away”).
13 hours ago · The meaning of 'Aryan' that was adopted into the English language in the late 18th century was the one associated with the technical term used in comparative philology, which in turn had the same meaning as that evident in the very oldest Old Indo-Aryan usage, i.e. as a (self-) identifier of "(speakers of) Indo-Aryan languages".
1 day ago · Illyrians seems to be the name of a specific Illyrian tribe who were among the first to encounter the ancient Greeks during the Bronze Age. The Greeks later applied this term Illyrians, pars pro toto, to all people with similar language and customs.
1 day ago · Mitanni (/ m ɪ ˈ t æ n i /; Hittite cuneiform 𒆳𒌷𒈪𒋫𒀭𒉌 KUR URU Mi-ta-an-ni; Mittani 𒈪𒀉𒋫𒉌 Mi-it-ta-ni), also called Hanigalbat or Hani-Rabbat (Hanikalbat, Khanigalbat, cuneiform 𒄩𒉌𒃲𒁁 Ḫa-ni-gal-bat, Ḫa-ni-rab-bat) in Assyrian or Naharin in Egyptian texts, was a Hurrian-speaking state in northern Syria and southeast Anatolia.
1 day ago · Definitions of Germanic peoples continue to involve discussion of similar criteria: Geography. The Germanic peoples are seen as peoples who originated, before Caesar's time, from somewhere between the Rhine and Vistula, so-called "Germania". For Caesar, use of this definition required knowing which people moved away from this homeland. Language.