Understand โ€œPhilippicโ€ Through Etymology

Whatโ€™s a ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ? Why does this remind me of #kings, #electronics, and #horses?
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#1. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜?
Weโ€™re talking about bitter, frictional, denouncing speeches about someone, and why that kind of speech is a ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ!
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#2. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐˜๐˜†๐—บ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜†
The word ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ comes from the Greek parts ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ (referring to โ€œKing Philip II – King of Macedonโ€) and -๐—ถ๐—ฐ (โ€œrelated toโ€).
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#3. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜? ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป?
1592, by G. Harvey
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#4. ๐—ฆ๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป? and ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜†?
Demosthenes (legendary Greek orator) made speeches directed against King Philip II of Macedon (the father of Alexander the Great). These speeches came to be known as ๐™ฅ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ ๐™ค๐™ž ๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ค๐™ž, or literally, โ€œspeeches relating to Philipโ€. In the ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ, a philippic has retained only the โ€œbitter, frictional, denouncing, defamatory speechโ€ part of the meaning, and today the word carries no specific reference to King Philip II.
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#5. When you think ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ you should be reminded of:
A. ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ โ€“ because lots of kings were called ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ (here’s a list –ย https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_(name))
B. ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ โ€“ because ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ is a Dutch multinational conglomerate and one of the largest electronics companies
C. ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€“ because ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ = ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น (love) + ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ (horse) = ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€, which is a name used to describe knights, as they used to train with their horses for long hours. See our post on ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ –ย https://logophilia.in/understand-philip-etymology
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