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Subject: But they do grow in flower beds!
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: June 27, 2006 at 1:51:15 AM
Reply to: Ionians are not purple! by Pavlos
True enough! But I just found this in my Greek dictionary:

"ionia" (with an omega) for "flower bed of violets". So I don't think the omikron/omega thing is really all that crucial. But haven't been able to find out anything about the origin of the name Ion. I thought maybe your clever books might know …

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