Did you know that the word root ‘chron’ comes from the Greek word ‘kronos’ (χρόνος) which means time? English words with this root are usually related to time. A chronology is list of events organized by when they occurred. When something is synchronized, it happens at the same time. When something is chronic it happens over a long period of time. A chronometer is a device that measures time very precisely. Geochronology is the science of identifying the age of rocks and fossils. Can you think of any other ‘chron’ words?
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Chronophobia is the fear of the passing of time or the anxiety that comes from feeling that time and events are moving too quickly. The elderly and prison inmates are susceptible to chronophobia. Some researchers say that Rip Van Winkle is a story about dealing with or overcoming chronophobia.
A chronogram is sentence or phrase that hides a date within the phrase. For example, some letters in western alphabets can double as roman numerals. These dates and phrases can commemorate a special date such as a coronation or death. An example of a chronogram is “My Day Closed Is In Immortality” the Roman Numerals are MDCIII, which is 1603, which commemorates the year of Queen Elizabeth I’ death.