From: Steven Craig Miller (
Date: Sun Oct 17 1999 - 07:48:55 EDT

<x-flowed>To: Carl W. Conrad,

<< I may be mistaken, but I remember hearing at some point that Latin
verbs -SPICIO and the more common frequentative SPECTO, "look at" is a
cognate of SKEPTOMAI with reversal of the root consonants. >>

That is the opinion of Charles S. Halsey, in his "An Etymology of Latin and

FWIW ... the closest English terms related to the Greek SKEPTOMAI are
'skeptic' and 'scope.'

-Steven Craig Miller
Alton, Illinois (USA)

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