I'm only seeing this word in older Greek lexicons. The newer ones seem to have forgotten it....which is curious. I'll try and see if I can dig up more on this, but I'm wondering if the word was invented to serve as the etymon for chronology, and never actually existed in Ancient Greek. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 00:54, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
- Hmmm....none of my sources which have this word (or any of those related to it) give any sources, so I have no way to look into this. If anyone has any ideas on this, they'd be welcome. Until then, reader beware, this may not be a real word! -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 00:59, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
- Sounds completely plausible – I was just basing it on the etymologies given at the Wiktionary & Wikipedia pages for chronology / chronology, and it’s very easy to confuse etymologies of Classical compounds.
- BTW, is there a term for this kind of word (if it fact it did not exist), similar to backformation, only for etymology, not morphology?
- Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 01:54, 30 August 2008 (UTC)