pbs Digest, Vol 89, Issue 43

CGeat25049@aol.com CGeat25049@aol.com
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:52:56 PDT
In a message dated 6/29/2010 5:01:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
pbs-request@lists.ibiblio.org writes:

There  seems to be uncertainty
about the etymology of the word, but the  pronunciation with the stress on
the chi is the one which has been given in  reliable sources for a long 

BTW, modern Greek is not your  friend when it comes to figuring out the
pronunciation of words derived  from classical Greek. 

One reliable  source states that Achimenes was the ancient Greek god  who 
slew any mortals that dared to mispronounce his name. :  )

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