source: ISTORIA… History
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning “inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation”) is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Scholars who write about history are called historians.
Etymology (another Greek work…)
The word history comes from the Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historía), meaning “inquiry”, “knowledge from inquiry”, or “judge”. It was in that sense that Aristotle used the word in his Περὶ Τὰ Ζῷα Ἱστορίαι (Perì Tà Zôa Ηistoríai “Inquiries about Animals”). The ancestor word ἵστωρ is attested early on in Homeric Hymns, Heraclitus, the Athenian ephebes‘ oath, and in Boiotic inscriptions (in a legal sense, either “judge” or “witness”, or similar).
The Greek word was borrowed into Classical Latin as historia, meaning “investigation, inquiry, research, account, description, written account of past events, writing of history, historical narrative, recorded knowledge of past events, story, narrative”. History was borrowed from Latin (possibly via Old Irish or Old Welsh) into Old English as stær (‘history, narrative, story’), but this word fell out of use in the late Old English period.
Herodotus (c. 484 BC – c. 425 BC), The “father of history”
In other words… Istoria begun… History begun… when this guy Herodotos… wrote about the Persian wars… and the Marathon Battle!!!
all… nations use this term… ISTORIA (historia.. hystory)…
and there is no other word to describe just that… in NO other languish!
Of course some people like ISTORIA… some don’t like History…
Alexander the Great… had for teacher… this guy called Aristotle…
and all this about 2400 years ago… in what languish were the lessons?
… ISTORIA… Historia… Hystory!