[Ads-l] Off-topic: Ηψπατία Λίβ =?UTF-8?Q?=CF=81=CE=B1=CF=81=CF=88_?=?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 29 20:15:14 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:

> Perhaps the first word is a crude attempt to write "Hypatia", writing
> capital eta for "H" and psi for "y", purely on the basis of accidental
> visual similarity. (Cf. pseudo-Cyrillic writing interpreting ya as "R".)
> This would also explain the psi ending of the second word.

Sounds right: "Hypatia Library."

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