Re: [tied] greek "sala-" +correction

From: P&G
Message: 17753
Date: 2003-01-18

> > Has anyone an idea about the etymology of Greek word "salamoura"?
> > So far I know an "s" before one vowel became aspirate in old Greek
> > like septa >hepta but I am not sure how this in coin was

The word is not classical, so I guess it's a later loan. That explains the
initial s-. Inherited words with initial s- in Greek derived from consonant
clusters, eg sos = "your" (Homer/Attic) < *two- (with a bit of analogy
thrown in)