Fanax: the Mycenaean term for "king"; pronounced "wanax". The funny initial letter, "F", is called digamma and shows up in Archaic Greek epigraphy (papyrus and tablet writings). The sound, if not the letter form, and its linguistic equivalent initially show up in the heiroglyphic writings (Linear B) of Bronze Age Greece both at Pylos, in the far west of Greece (Peloponnese), and at Knossos in north central Crete, the funny "F". Specifically, digamma shows up in the Greek of Homer's Iliad with the word "F"anax, but there it's a "rough breathing" in the form "(h)anax", where the term is linked to an important individual at Pylos. In Classical and Hellenistic Greek, the F continues in this aspirant, or "h" sound, form at the beginning of many Greek words.

Entries for month: March 2001


March 28, 2001 ·

Well, Jason was in a major car accident Saturday night. About 3:00 AM (Sunday morning, actually) I got beeped that the server was down. Testing from home indicated that a physical reboot was necessary, so I hopped in the car and headed downtown. Almost there when a young lady on her way home from work fell asleep at the wheel and T-boned my car on I71. Got banged about pretty well, spent a few hours in the Emergency Room waiting for x-rays and a CAT scan, but everything turned out all right, so they sent me home about 6:30.

Ached liked crazy Sunday and Monday. Tuesday was a bit better, we found out the car was totalled, and we went to the body shop to clean it out. The other driver's insurance co. will pay us out for the total Friday afternoon when I can get up there with the title, etc. So, thank God I'm OK, and now we're going to be starting the car-hunt again. The Corolla only had 72,000 miles on it, but what are you going to do? We'll probably look for a used Escort, Civic, or Corolla, maybe in the 95-98 range. Hopefully we'll be able to get something at or below the insurance settlement, which would be nice.

Anyway, I'm doing pretty well, all things considered, and spending a lot of time thanking the Lord that I'm here to spend more time with my family.

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