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Re: Indian Salmon and Greek Ants (was Re: an axe to grind)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Saturday, February 11, 2006, 21:26
On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 16:10:46 -0500, R A Brown <ray@...>

> Paul Bennett wrote: >> On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 13:29:03 -0500, wayne chevrier >> <wachevrier@...> wrote: > [snip] >>> "Lakh" actually means "one hundred thousand", but in Greek the words >>> for "ten thousand" and "ant" are related. >> 10K, 100K? What's a power of 10 between friends? ;-) >> I can more easily see the connection between "myriad" and "myrmi-". > > Hang on - the root of the word for 'ant' is: murma:k- (in Doric) --> > myrme:k- (Ionic & Koine).
Fine. Worth noting though, is that I was responding to a claim of their relatedness, not making that claim. Paul