Hygiene

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Hygiene refers to the set of practices associated with the preservation of health and healthy living.

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Etymology

First attested in English in 1670s, the word hygiene comes from the French hygiène, the romanization of the Greek "ὑγιεινή (τέχνη)" - hugieinē technē, meaning "(art) of health", from ὑγιεινός (hugieinos), "good for the health, healthy",[1] in turn from ὑγιής (hugiēs), "healthful, sound, salutary, wholesome".[2] In ancient Greek religion, Hygeia (Ὑγίεια) was the personification of health.[3]

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