Re: Word for Brain

From: Kevin W. Woodruff (
Date: Sat Mar 27 1999 - 16:54:12 EST


Homer used "egkephalos" in The Iliad 3.300 and The Odyssey 9.458

Galen also used it in his medical treatises

The word "muelos" is also used by ancient writers but it usually has the
idea of "marrow"

Hope this helps


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