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  1. Isn’t the root of homosapien different to homosexual? One latin and one greek, one meaning man and the other same? (1:30)

  2. In reply to #1 by abarclay:

    Isn’t the root of homosapien different to homosexual? One latin and one greek, one meaning man and the other same? (1:30)

    Yes, the ‘homo’ of Homo sapiens is the Latin word for ‘human being’, whereas the prefix ‘homo-‘ of homosexual is from the Greek ‘homos’ meaning ‘same’. In neither case does ‘homo(-)’ mean man in the sense of male human.

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