Talk:Κύπρος

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I think I've managed to translate the Greek, despite not knowing a word of the language. It's amazing what you can do with an online dictionary. :-) I took out what looked like a reference to the Middle East, because I'm not sure Cyprus is really part of the M.E. To the original poster, or any other speakers of Greek: does this look right? -- Ortonmc 21:21, 15 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

@Mahagaja, Erutuon, Barytonesis, a user just added some stuff but I don't really know where to look to check any of it, and it is ill-formatted, and it looks wrong. Any thoughts? —*i̯óh₁nC[5] 05:29, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, beyond my ken. —Mahāgaja (formerly Angr) · talk 10:32, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
@JohnC5: It's a good old copy paste from Wikipedia. I tried to clean it up a bit, but it's still ugly. Apparently the word is already attested in Mycenaean in the demonym 𐀓𐀠𐀪𐀍 (ku-pi-ri-jo), but I don't have the resources to check that.
I really hate all these empty toponyms etymology sections, they're the worst breeding ground for fantasist long-winded explanations. --Barytonesis (talk) 14:00, 7 December 2017 (UTC)