Re: PORNEIA as fornication.

From: David McKay (
Date: Wed Jun 25 1997 - 05:32:33 EDT

Ben Loomes wrote:
> What basis is there for translating the word "PORNEIA" as
> fornication.
The close relationship between the two words could be a reason.
Wouldn't "fornication" be derived from PORNEIA, as per Grimm's law?
My Shorter Oxford says it come from Latin "fornix," but I wonder if that
comes from the PORNEIA root?
It is an old fashioned word though.

David McKay

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