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Jan
24
revised Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
typo fix
Jan
23
asked 'Sub rosa' council meetings
Jan
10
asked Comparison of naval fleet strengths during the Napoleonic wars
Jan
10
accepted When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
Jan
10
comment When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
Thank you for the intriguing answer! I guess that this places the first use as far back as the 3rd century BCE.
Dec
24
revised Have there been any efforts by the countries of Europe to restore their monarchies?
Grammar fixes
Dec
23
comment What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
@FelixGoldberg Presumably somewhere above the 70% marker. I don't know why it isn't featured in the graph. Good point on the industrial revolution.
Dec
22
comment Military brothels in WW2
Yes, but these are essentially Japanese military brothels. As my question states, I'm looking for other examples.
Dec
20
comment When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
Thanks Yannis :) Any idea of why it was associated with Satan? While "slanderer" and "the who who divides" sound like near-synonyms, Ferry's idea of cutting off believers from God seems very unique.
Dec
20
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
19
comment How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
No worries. I understand.
Dec
19
comment How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
Thank you :) FYI, rather than simply pasting your links, you can use the "chain" link icon in the edit box to create prettier links. Click on the ? button on the top right of the edit box for more information.
Dec
19
accepted How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
Dec
19
comment How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
Thanks for the links. They're very interesting. Can you please incorporate them into your answer? I'll be happy to accept it. (Also, when responding to my comment, please prefix your message with @coleopterist ; this will alert me.)
Dec
19
revised When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
Elaborate on question.
Dec
19
comment When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
@RISwampYankee My comment was poorly worded. I meant to ask when and how diablo became synonymous with the devil rather than the word devil. The etymonline entry suggests "Ecclesiastical Greek to Jewish and Christian use" (which means what exactly?), but it isn't clear which meaning was imported or when.
Dec
19
comment When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
@RISwampYankee I'm asking when and how the word diablo, diabolo, or diabolos came to mean the devil. This could have happened in any language. I'm curious to know if Luc Ferry's theory ("one who divides") is credible when compared to the etymology found in most dictionaries which suggest that the synonymity between devil and diablo arose from its meaning of "slanderer".
Dec
19
revised What is the basis for the claims that the word “Israel” means “Exiled for their sins”?
edited tags
Dec
19
comment When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
@ReliableSource I'm pretty sure that this would be off-topic there. I'm not sure of LinguisticsSE. Ergo, HistorySE seemed like the best bet. I'll let the mods decide which is best, I guess :) FWIW, HistorySE has other etymology questions.
Dec
19
asked When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?