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Re: OT Plectrums (Re: Fwd: Re: OT strummin' on the old banjo)

From:René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 15:39
2007/9/12, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>:
> On Sun, 9 Sep 2007 20:05:49 +0100, R A Brown > <ray@...> wrote: > >Oh yes, before some writes in, I do know that _Latin_ plural of > >'plectrum' is 'plectra.' Indeed, 'plectra' /ple:ktra/ was also the > >ancient (non-Doric) Greek plural; but their singular was 'plectron' :) > > So then I guess "Elektra" is the plural of "electron"? > > I guess that makes sense. She does consist of a plurality of them...
Well, in Dutch, "elektra" is often used as a synonym of "electricity". Now that surely is the plural of "electron". René