What is the meaning of the word paradox?
A paradox is something illogical or absurd, which seems contrary to common sense.
In common parlance, one most often speaks of paradox when something has two aspects that seem contradictory, not being able to coexist.
A paradox is a statement that is both true and false. The statement “I affirm that I am lying” is therefore said to be paradoxical.
What is the origin of this word?
The word paradox comes from Greek, and consists of the element para -, which means “next to”, and de-doxa which means “opinion, belief”. The term paradox originally refers to what is contrary to common opinion, meaning it has kept in French.