A Greek Error Brings Us a “Park”

The Persian word pardes means “garden” or “paradise”. Pardes were designed by rulers as places of leisure and relaxation and large areas were planted with trees and used to maintain wildlife for hunting preserves. The Greeks translated pardes incorrectly so we now use the word “park”. The Old French word for park is parc and later parricus. English law described a park as “an enclosed piece of ground stocked with beasts of the chase, held by prescription of the king’s grant.”

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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