Monday, October 15, 2012


χέρσος (khersos)
  1. dryfirm
  2. dry, hard, barren,
  3. (of woman) barren
  4. fallow (google translate)

I don't remember the context in which I read this, except that I was teaching my sixth grader. The real question is why is this compounded with the word for island (χερσόνησος) to produce the word for peninsula??

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