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Burner of the ships?

Postby mingshey » Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:30 am

Sorry for constantly drawing issues about Nausicaa. I was testing the new version of AGTM. I saw [face=SPIonic]qoa\s e)pi\ nh=as[/face] and it seemed like containing the etymologies of [face=SPIonic]Nausi/qoos[/face], "swift on the ship"(?).
Then I looked for "[face=SPIonic]ka/a[/face]", just in case, and found that there's "[face=SPIonic]ka/os[/face]", "that which burns". So I guess Nausikaa could have meant "Those things that burns ships", or "She who burns ships". What would you say about it?
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Re: Burner of the ships?

Postby annis » Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:41 am

mingshey wrote:"She who burns ships". What would you say about it?


I would go look it up in Palmer, because I have a vague sense reading him talking about it. Sure enough, he did...

"We may compare Kas-tor: Kasti-aneira. The root kas- 'excel' would also undergo the aspiration of the s intervocalically, and this insight suggested an answer to the puzzle presented by the name Nausikaa, the Paeacian girl whose brother was called Kluto-neos, a name combining the themes 'renowned' and 'ship'. The girl's name is simply the feminine form of Nausi-kahos 'excelling in ships'."

This is nicer.
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Postby mingshey » Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:23 pm

Indeed it's better. Is it this book you have cited? Leonard R. Palmer?
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Postby annis » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:06 pm

mingshey wrote:Indeed it's better. Is it this book you have cited? Leonard R. Palmer?


Yes.
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