XPICTOC (was Re: Russian names (was: Re: A perfect day...))
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 4, 2000, 18:43|
At 11:52 pm +0100 3/2/00, Irina Rempt wrote:
>On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, BP Jonsson wrote:
>> Greek: XPICTOC ['xristos] -- i.e. most Greeks so called are not actually
>> named "Christ"! :-)
>Christ, to be exact, is called [xris'tos];
Quite right - stressed on the second syllable, therefore not the same as
BP's familiar form of Christophoros.
>I don't know whether to
>spell it with eta or iota, because all the Greek we sing is in
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]