[Ads-l] Euriopean (UNCLASSIFIED)

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Tue May 26 15:46:02 UTC 2015


And there's also the Muse of the extra freebie: 

Lagniope 

(chez nous a family joke...) 

Geoffrey S. Nathan 
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and Professor, Linguistics Program 
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> From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:38:14 AM
> Subject: Re: Euriopean (UNCLASSIFIED)

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> Poster: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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> > On May 26, 2015, at 11:22 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) =
> <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
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> > Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> > Caveats: NONE
> >=20
> > I recently saw " Euriopean" on a friend's web page. I was going to
> > =
> email him to correct it to "European", but noticed that " Euriopean"
> has =
> 4500 ghits, many from sources that you'd think would know what they
> are =
> doing. Is this a legit variation of "European"?
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> Lots for "Euriope" too; perhaps the assumption is that rather than
> being =
> named for the Phoenician abductee (if not rapee) of Zeus qua white
> bull, =
> the continent is actually named for one of the more obscure muses. =
> Euriope (rhymes with Calliope) is, of course, the muse who presided
> over =
> commerce and bankruptcy, in whose honor the Euro was named. The
> Greeks =
> have obviously fallen behind on sacrificing to her of late.

> LH

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