The word Satellite

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Was thinking where does the word Satellite come from and what it means.
Searched the web and came up with different answers.

The word ''Satellite'' comes from a Latin word meaning bodyguard or ''attendant''. A Satellite such as the moon moves around the Earth the way an ''attendant'' or ''bodyguard" accompanies an important person.

The word satellite originally came from the French language. It was a name for a guard or attendant. In 1611, the German astronomer Johannes Kepler gave the word a new meaning.

This word comes from the Latin "satelles" and signifies: subalt_ern, who executes the orders of a chief.

So, what is the real answer.

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Originally posted by nobbly


This word comes from the Latin "satelles" and signifies: subalt_ern, who executes the orders of a chief.


nobbly

Or to boot, 'one who executes the chiefs'.
 
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