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Fw: Pterosaur diversity (was: Re: Waimanu)
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From: Andreas Johansson
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Pterosaur diversity (was: Re: Waimanu)
FWIW, my dictionary gives the Greek as _synopsis_, and seems to imply that
the second part means "sight" rather than "face".
Apparently, there is two different (but presumably related) words here;
_ops_, gen. _opos_ meaning "face" or "eye", and _opsis_, gen. _opsios_,
with a variety of meanings like _appearance, aspect, face, sight, seeing_.
This would seem to indicate that the stem of _ops_ *is* _op-_, but I'm no
(Source: The lexica at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/ )
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