Got a new book in the mail today. Stumbled upon these words, and I started speculating a bit.
The Koine Greek words for consciousness and perception appear to me to be related, συνείδησις and συναίσθησις, respectively. With a modern pronunciation they’re nearly homophones as well, being one vowel sound and one consonant apart.
That’s really interesting. I get the feeling there’s some important truth lurking about, there.