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The ending -nomie goes back to ancient Greek νόμος nómos , German 'law, regulation, rule, custom, custom' and often means researching the regularity or the (natural) regularities of a thing. As with words with the ending -logie , the science of something is often meant, but more often also non-scientific or application-related areas. The use of this ending is mostly historical and occasionally not logically correct.

Areas whose names only differ in that one ends in -nomie and the other in -logie, often have no overlaps ( e.g. gastrology and gastronomy , ecology and economy ). In individual cases, the two endings also distinguish scientific from non-scientific or outdated traditions, such as bsw. in physiology and physiognomy . A counterexample is astrology and astronomy , the latter denoting science and the former denoting the non-scientific area of ​​application.


See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wilhelm Pape , Max Sengebusch (arrangement): Concise dictionary of the Greek language . 3rd edition, 6th impression. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1914 ( zeno.org [accessed on October 9, 2019]).

Web links

Wiktionary: -nomie  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations