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RE: Pterosaur diversity (was: Re: Waimanu)

Quoting Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>:

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...

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan

"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity."
    --Edwin H. Land