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
. 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.