hEPTA + KIS?

Iver Larsen iver_larsen at sil.org
Fri Oct 19 03:03:40 EDT 2001


> on 10/18/01 7:37 PM, Mark Wilson at emory2oo2 at hotmail.com wrote:
>
> > Can someone tell me how hEPTAKIS is derived. Assuming
> > the hEPTA part is "seven," where does KIS come from?
>
> Not sure I have this right, but judging from the words that have this
> ending, it seems to be an adverbial suffix meaning "times." In a search I
> did, I came up with hEBDOMHKONTAKIS (seventy times), hEPTAKIS
> (seven times),
> hOSAKIS (as many times as), PENTAKIS (five times), POLLAKIS (many times),
> POSAKIS (how many times?).
> --
>
> Steven Lo Vullo



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