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Day: November 14, 2016
Is it possible to have a Greek-Turkish Confederation in the future?
You know how people put A2A at the top of their answers, because they like the asker, but are ambivalent about the question? Sofia, if we ever meet up for coffee in Oakleigh (you’re a Greek in Melbourne, you probably live inside an Eaton Mall patisserie), I will be asking you: WHY YOU ASK ME […]
How did the word “gaster” come to mean “stomach” in Greek?
You mean, there’s a story there? (Checks Frisk.) Hm. Looks like there’s a story there. gastēr “belly” is likely derived from *grastēr, “something that does graō”. Graō in turn is a really, really obscure word for “gnaw, eat”, that shows up once in Callimachus, and that also turns up in Ancient Cypriot, which was an […]