posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 03:04 AM
a reply to: luckskywatcher
Meanings of Agora:
English, Greek, Hindi, Spanish: "The literal meaning of the word is "gathering place" or "assembly". The agora was the center of athletic, artistic,
spiritual and political life of the city. The Ancient Agora of Athens was the best-known example."
Etymology 1: From the Ancient Greek ἀγορά (agorá).
Etymology 2: From Hebrew אֲגוֹרָה (agorá), from the root א־ג־ר (ʾ-g-r, “forming words relating to hoarding and storing”).
The reason I clicked on your thread title is the word "Agora". My hubby is Portuguese (Azores) and I've been learning a few phrases. I know that
"Agora" means "now".
I thought it was interesting that the other languages I checked all had the same definition, referring to gathering, marketplace...and more
specifically the city itself.
In French, 'agora' can also translate to 'maintenant'...which means "now, currently".
I have become very interested in how the Azores Islands language is influenced by French, some words are quite similar and some are exactly the same.
(I'm talking Quebecois French, not Parisian...there could also be a discrepancy there too)
Anyways, all that rambling on was to basically say that I read your OP because the word "Agora" means "Now" to me...but you have piqued my curiosity
so I'm going to watch the video you posted...NOW!!
agora - Wiktionary
maintenant - Wiktionary