Monday, May 13, 2013


So in my searching after the tool the bakery robber used, I stumbled upon a new, but actually older, alternative word for τσεκούρι (axe), πέλεκυς, which is obviously where πελεκούδι, wood chips, comes from, and is itself surely derived from πελεκώ, to chop chisel or hew, and which we know from the proverb ανθρωπος αμόρφωτος ξύλον απελέκητο, i.e. a person who is uneducated is like unchiseled wood. 

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