I was just discussing oddities of English with a friend, and I realized something that neither feet us could explain. So what the heck? Apparently pod and ped are Latin and Greek respectively roots for "foot", so that I get. I mean, why isn't a pedometer a device for measuring children and a pedophile someone with a foot fetish? You got two different Ablaut grades of the same root, plus a latin root here.
This comes in two varieties:.
English borrowed lots of words with both of these roots: Uncut massage you understand Grimm's Law, you double your English vocabulary.
You can answer this question by looking at the various etymologies of the words. A useful resource for looking up etymologies is Etymonline. At first Englished as waywiser.
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