Thoughts On The Lemnos Stele

Ernest P. Moyer epmoyer at
Mon Mar 19 14:01:37 UTC 2001


Thanks for the comment.

I shy away from folk etymologies, recognizing in them the expression of desires
and wishes, rather than objective understanding.  But, as Richard Nixon said,
just because one is paranoid does not mean that someone is not out to get him.
Folk etymologies sometimes have a core of truth to them.

The strength of the verb, and its prominence, led me to my thoughts.


Anton Sherwood wrote:

[ moderator snip ]

> Unless the connexion with the verb is just one more in a fairly long list of
> Biblical folk-etymologies.
> --
> Anton Sherwood  --  br0nt0 at  --

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