What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?

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Re: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?

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Don't forget that Jim Hopkins' Itlani people originated on Atlantis! One more cognate to take into consideration . . .
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Re: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?

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Khemehekis wrote: 07 Feb 2021 12:46 Don't forget that Jim Hopkins' Itlani people originated on Atlantis! One more cognate to take into consideration . . .
That is a good point! I think he should be asked!
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Re: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?

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Salmoneus wrote: 30 Jun 2020 15:02 orichalcum (an imaginary metal)
Actually I've heard a theory that orichalcum may be:
A. An otherwise unattested dialectal word for "electrum", that became known as a mythical metal by Plato's time
or
B. If the story has non-Greek sources, one may have described electrum as "mountain copper" and a Greek, thinking it was its own thing calqued "Orichalcum"
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Re: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?

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Shemtov wrote: 07 Oct 2021 01:37
Salmoneus wrote: 30 Jun 2020 15:02 orichalcum (an imaginary metal)
Actually I've heard a theory that orichalcum may be:
A. An otherwise unattested dialectal word for "electrum", that became known as a mythical metal by Plato's time
or
B. If the story has non-Greek sources, one may have described electrum as "mountain copper" and a Greek, thinking it was its own thing calqued "Orichalcum"
Lots of argument over what it is. It's not exactly "imaginary". I think such consensus as there can be at present leans towards it being some kind brass. The Romans did mint sestertii from a kind of brass, and they are often a nice somewhat muted mustard colour. That's as good a candidate as any.
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