|Subject:||Re: Information on Didyme|
|Author:||Marija Luminitsa (Authenticated as Marija Luminitsa)|
|Date:||August 21, 2009 at 6:18:36 PM|
|Reply to:||Information on Didyme by Antigone|
Didyme is Greek and means twin. In addition to the mythology connection that Kirke posted, it was the old Greek name of the island of Salina (see: http://www.travel-italy.com/info/sicily/articles/aeolian_islands_salina.php ). The masculine form, Didymos gives us the element name Neodymium (see: http://periodic.lanl.gov/elements/60.html ). Didymos (aka Didymus) was the name of a Greek scholar (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didymus_Chalcenterus ).
In Modern Greek, I'm pretty sure Didyme (Δίδυμη) is pronounced THEE-thee-mee (TH as in this). I'm unsure of the English pronunciation, but I would fancy a guess of die-DIE-mee or did-IE-mee.
This love was a bell that rang
unheard in the air.
This message was edited by the author on August 21, 2009 at 6:18:50 PM
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