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From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Monday, August 9, 2004, 1:21
Recent question someone sent me:

'Does anyone know how H.G. Welles' "Eloi" should be pronounced, and where
their name comes from?'

I assumed Eloi was /EE-loy/.  And of course for etymology I immediately
thought of Mark 15:34:
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama
sabachthani?"–which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

If anyone has any other theories, let me know.  Also let me know of
information I can use to update the Eloi profile,

Best regards,