[Ads-l] From Ηψπατία Λίβ =?UTF-8?Q?=CF=81=CE=B1=CF=81=CF=88_?=to Hawthorne's luau???

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 20 06:19:05 EST 2017

Thanks, Wilson, but I got that part OK. That was Joel's question. They'd
kick me out of the St. John's College (http://www.sjc.edu) Alumni
Association if I forgot my Greek that far!

No, I was (and still am) asking about Nathaniel Hawthorne's attributed use
of *luau, *or *λύαυ* if you prefer.


On Feb 20, 2017 2:14 AM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:55 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ηψπατία Λίβραρψ
> "Hypatia Library" / "Epsatia Librarps"
> The letters are real Greek. "Hypatia" is a real Greek name.
> Wikipedia:
> Hypatia (/ˌhaɪˈpeɪʃə, -ʃi.ə/; hy-pay-shə, -shee-ə; Greek: Ὑπατία Hupatía;
> born c. 350–370; died 415),] often called "Hypatia of Alexandria," was a
> Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in Egypt, then a part of
> the Byzantine Empire. She was the head of the Neoplatonic school at
> Alexandria, where she taught philosophy and astronomy.
> Hope this helps!
> --
> -Wilson
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