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Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853

A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,496 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.4
LoC Category: AP
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Added to site: 2009.04.03
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Genre: Periodical
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s, connected with Helli, Selli, [Greek: selas, heulê, hêlios]. This derivation is made more probable {28} by the fact, that the neighbouring Pelasgic tribes have a similar meaning; e.g.,

Perrhæbi, alike to Pyrrha and [Greek: pur]; Æthices, [Greek: aithô], Tymphæi, [Greek: tuphô]; Hestiæi, [Greek: hestia]. Add to this, that the name Phthiotis seems indubitably to derive its name from Phthah, the Egyptian Hephæstus, and to be a translation of the word Hellas.

N.B.--The existence of an Egyptian colony in that part is attested by the existence of a Phthiotic Thebæ.

(3.) On the other hand, the word Achæus seems to be connected with [Greek: achos, achnumai], and [Greek: achlus] in the sense of gloom (of [Greek: ouranion achos]). So the Homeric Cimmerians are derived from [Hebrew: KIMRIYRIY] (

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