[ANSTHRLD] Re: Stars

Jennifer Smith jds at randomgang.com
Mon Mar 11 07:58:35 PST 2002

On 10 Mar 2002 at 21:25, Gunnora wrote:
> The word in question in the Greek is "anatole", which is "a rising, as of
> the sun and stars;
> the east, the direction of the sun's rising".  Both the Latin and Greek have
> some ambiguity in the term.

It's not ambiguous (in the Greek, at least) -- it's poetic.  "anatole" is
derived from the verb "anatello", which means "to rise up" -- used of rivers,
celestial bodies, fire, and the like.  So the noun "anatole" is that place
over there where things rise up, which happens to be the east.

Still doesn't really help us with the name of a specific object, alas. :)

-Emma de Fetherstan
(way too many hours of Greek)--
Jennifer Smith
jds at randomgang.com

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