ἀριστερά [3 verses[(adj sg fem nom) "The left" is from aristeros, which means "left", "on the left", "boding ill", "ominous", "awkward", "erring," and "leftward in the mind." -- -- The Greek term translated as "left hand" is not the common word usually translated as "left" but another term for "left" that has many negative connotations such as "ominous", "erring", and "awkward." The common word for left has many positive implications where this one, like "left" in Latin, has sinister implications.