The Entertaiment

Entertaiment is a word with roots that can be traced back to the Greek word entéron for intestine or bowel, and also through the Medieval Latin term intertenere (the prefix in- means “inside” and the suffix tenere means “to hold.” The meaning of the word has stretched far beyond its initial limiting definition to encompass all activities and events designed to amuse, divert or entertain. The enduring popularity of many forms of entertainment has demonstrated a remarkable capacity for creative remix, which has ensured the continuity and longevity of a number of familiar themes and images that have transcended individual media.