Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Epiphany of *PHA

The Epiphany of Pha.

Have you ever considered just how productive the * pha stem has been in creating words in Greek, Latin, English, French, Spanish, and many other language, Indo-European and beyond?

Epiphany means Appearance and is a reference to the "showing" of Christ to the Gentiles. Its pronounced  epiphania in ancient Greek but modern Greek and English changes the ph to an F .

Phania comes from the verb phainoo which in term comes from *pha *phoo the stem or radical of PHWS Shining visible light.  Energy appearing.

This gives us Phaethoon the son of Apollo and is the source of Fantasy and Fantasia, Phantasm  and Fantastic.