We know every word didn’t just come up to man by imagination they always had an origin and a root. Here are four words with some very amazingly fascinating roots.
Draconian, no it has nothing to do with dragons, even though many fantasy writers have associated it with that. The truth is perhaps even more complicated. A law man Draco had written rules for the state of Athens in Greece, that was around 600BC. These rules were cruel and even the smallest of offenses would lead to a death penalty. Draco died at a reception of his. His rules were short lived as Solon, another lawmaker, said this rules were to tight and he brought some much needed change. That is why the adjective Draconian is something that qualifies as harsh, mean.
Justice, Flavius Petrus Sabbatius(483-565BC) was just a poor kid from Illyria, modern day Albania, who became Byzantine emperor. He was adopted by his uncle, the emperor Justin, young Flavius added Justinianus to his name and followed to succeed his uncle to the throne. He was known to be a great emperor, he stopped corruption in Constantinople, fought barbarians in Italy and many others. But he was remembered for the political system he used, The Justinian Code, which now dictates most of our laws, punishments and fair judgment.
Sandwich, an admiral of the English Navy, Edward Montagu became earl of a town named Sandwich. He didn’t do much to affect the modern meaning but his descendant John Montagu sure did. John was a dedicated gambler and he would never leave any games so for food he would call slices of bread and meat. And that is how sandwich came to be.