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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 >transcription :-)
Iota Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================