Gynecology: an etymological note.

@article{Charen1971GynecologyAE,
  title={Gynecology: an etymological note.},
  author={T Charen},
  journal={Bulletin of the Medical Library Association},
  year={1971},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={585-8}
}
  • T Charen
  • Published 1971 in Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
"Gynecology" is derived ultimately from the Indo-European root GEN-. Though this gives directly words like progeny and generate, by a less open path come the Latin cognates like nature and native and the English queen and king. "Woman" is explained, and English names like Brewster are explained with reference to the suffix -ster. Latin derivatives of the… CONTINUE READING