Amrys O. Williams
Historian of science, technology, agriculture, and the environment.
In passing, it is worth a moment of our shared curiosity to observe that while agro- arises from “field” in Greek, while the -ology suffix is modernly employed to mean something along the line of “study of” or “a branch of knowledge about:: e.g., as if the word would mean “the study of fields” or “about fields.”
In short, it is a metaphor — an apparently romantic metaphor: e.g., “I had lain in the field the day long…” ~rjw
Memories of youth and callow idleness.
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