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February 20, 2011

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Brad Fallon

My first time to encounter such word. As I have searched in google it means "to do good things". It is the practice of rich to distribute a part of their wealth to the community rather to an individual. A very noble word indeed.

Addy

It is an ancient Greek word: εὐεργετεῖν ("to do good works, to be a benefactor"), plus the -ism suffix that comes from French. Greeks would have been comfortable using a verb form in instances where we're more likely to use a noun, but it's the same word.

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Thank you for your informed comment, Addy, and for stopping by and reading the blog.

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