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Old 06-05-2015, 07:11 PM   #114
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Originally Posted by Amphipolis View Post
I would disagree only with the last one:

Greeks also had the word phalos (φαλός, not to be confused with phallos= phallus) which also meant white, bright, shiny. It is related to phalakros (bald headed), that was balakros in Macedonia (a common first name, met in 4 or 5 different persons in the days of Alexander). Also, the name of a mountain in Eastern Macedonia, Thrace (probably at the Greek-Bulgarian borders).

Balakros is consistent with ancient Macedonian phonology which is interesting as it makes words match in the north. Can Phallos, Phallus be explained etymologically in Greek?
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