TIL the English word “disaster” comes from the Greek pejorative dis- and aster (star) which can be interpreted as bad star or an ill-starred event, reflecting the ancient Greeks belief in the influence of celestial bodies on terrestrial life.


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TIL the English word “disaster” comes from the Greek pejorative dis- and aster (star) which can be interpreted as bad star or an ill-starred event, reflecting the ancient Greeks belief in the influence of celestial bodies on terrestrial life.