English and Its Historical Development, Part 24

(human activities brought new objects and concepts into existence)

Since human activity developed new objects and concepts, they required new names and just about all of these came from Latin and Greek

Human activity brought new objects and new terms into English; especially words from Latin and Greek.
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These men proved the heliocentric concept by use of the telescope and wrote their findings in Latin.

Isaac Newton wrote many of his works in Latin.
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Isaac Newton, discoverer of the law of gravitation and the principles of the laws of light, was considered one of the greatest figures in the entire history of science.

He wrote many of his works in Latin; including, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687).

If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
—Sir Isaac Newton in a letter to Robert Hooke

Proceed to Part 25, scientific terms in Latin and Greek.

INDEX or Table of Contents, English and its historical development.

References: sources of information.