Origins and history of the word "moral"?
Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:31 AM
What was the original root word? Where did it come from? What did it mean at that time, initially?
And, perhaps an even more difficult question, one of both linguistics and history, does anyone know the first time a word was used that meant anything similar to "moral" or "should" or "shouldn't", i.e., the first time (in writing) that such a word-concept was used indicating that humans, after writing emerged (more likely, well before and as it emerged), right away had a word that somehow was about the idea that there were laws or rules about what people should and shouldn't do to each other?
Posted 05 May 2007 - 03:04 PM