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Subject: Re: The etymology of Orpheus - Mike C pls check it out
Author: Pavlos   (guest, 194.30.220.164)
Date: December 2, 2001 at 3:25:41 AM
Reply to: Re: The etymology of Orpheus - Mike C pls check it out by Mike C
Mike I doubt it, bacause Orion is written with an "omega" whereas "horion" and its derivatives are written with an "omicron". I stand by the "paraetymological" explanation mentioned in http://behindthename.com/messages/12940.html. This explanation also apprears in Kerenyi's Greek Mythology, although he suggest that "ouro" (to urinate) in ancient Greek also was a euphemism for "to ejaculate".

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