What’s in a name? Scientia Natura

I chose the name SciNatura for a couple of reasons. It’s a blend of science and nature, obviously, and while this completely fits the scope of my blog, it is actually a little more complex than that. SciNatura is actually the blend of two Latin words, scientia and natura.


Scientia f (genitive scientiae); first declension Pronunciation (The Classical not Ecclesiastical)

knowledge; body of knowledge

Natura f (genitive naturae); first declension Pronunciation

the natural world (as well/alternatively: the nature of a thing; character)


Therefore, the full and complete name of my blog is actually Scientia Natura.

If you listen to the pronunciation found in the links above, you’ll note that both words, in Latin, are pronounced quite a bit different than their English descendants. I know that most people who read the title will pronounce SciNatura with the expected Sci (as in the word ‘sigh’) Natura (nature with an “ah” ending), and that’s ok. But, it’s really supposed to be:

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