Foetoss Means – Part 2

We were last discussing noun cases from the ancient Greek words “Foetoss” and how that plays into the difference between “Foeotss” and its root word “Foce”.

Allow me to illustrate the difference between the words and how the case changes its use. Pretend that we are making a sand castle on the beach. With all of the shovels and buckets at our disposal to form the castle, our first step will be to level the area where we will build the castle. This is setting the groundwork for a great castle and with a defined area on which we can build; this is our first step which I will name “Foce”. This is the purpose of this root word. It defines a general use or “area” in which the subject must remain to directly pertain for sound and logical communication. Next we fill our buckets with sand and begin building the walls of the castle, which I will name “Foetoss”. So our foundation is “Foce – Light” and our walls are “Foetoss – Of Light.”

The buckets really have nothing to do with the sand castle, but forming the sand. We could do the same with our hands if we had a mind to do so. My point is that the buckets being useful are not necessary to the sand castle. What is necessary is sand of which the foundation consists and the walls also. Therefore it would make sense to say “foundation” equals “sand” and “walls” equal “of sand” just as our Greek words “Foce” equal “light” and “Foetoss” equals “Of light”. They are the same substance, but it is from sand which the walls unformed were taken and now formed as sand castle walls.

So with this illustration, “Foce” and “Foetoss” both belong to the subject of “light”, but “Foetoss” is built on “Foce” just as the walls of the sand castle are built on the sand foundation.

So, this is what “Foetoss” means, “Of light”. Why did I choose the word “Foetoss (Of light)” for a studio name? You will have to come back and read part 3 to know!

Foetoss Means

On some of the blog pages I have written about the purpose, name meaning and what Foetoss Light does. However I have not written anything on the blog discussing the studio name and what it means. So, in case you have been wondering here it is!

“Foetoss” is an ancient Greek word.

You thought that is all I was going to say about a name like “Foetoss Light”? *Grin* If you did then the joke worked. I am just kidding about the joke. I had set-up the post to automatically publish on a specific day, promptly forgetting that I had done so. Please forgive me for the over sight.

“Foetoss” is an ancient Greek word from which we get the word “photography”. However, I would like at this time to add linguists believe that the Greek word “Foetoss” comes from the root “Foce”. “Foce” means “light”. “Foetoss” literally translated means “Of light.”

“Foetoss” in the ancient Greek is a noun, but not an ordinary noun. This noun has a case which predicates the meaning of the Greek sentence. Much like when we conjugate ┬áverbs “ran” versus “run”, this Greek noun case points not just to the subject “light” but the action of the “light” because the case is a “genitive” case. In other words, this light is actively producing something and the source’s production is the subject instead of light alone.

So you ask “How do we get ‘photography’ from ‘Foetoss’ and ‘light’ from ‘Foce’ and they both mean the same thing?” “Foetoss” and “Foce” really do not mean the same thing because “Foetoss” builds on the meaning of “Foce”.

This post has already come to 500+ words, so I will finish the post and make it at-least 2 parts. Please return to read the next post as its second post will be published on this following Friday, June 1st!