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RE: Pterosaur diversity (was: Re: Waimanu)
Quoting Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
However, the Greeks were a little flexible in this respect, because
'ops' appears to have been used for both 'face' and 'eye', as well as
in a broader sense. Antigonus I was also nicknamed 'Cyclops', after
the one-eyed giants of Greek myth - creatures that Adrienne Mayor
would be familiar with.
I've wondered about the term *cyclops* myself, specifically how it
relates to *kyklos* 'wheel'--is it possible the term actually means
'wheel-face', with the single eye as the "hub"? But I'm no Greek
scholar, either, and we're drifting a bit off topic...
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University of Michigan
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