General Discussion: Can you help with a place name?

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greekjewelryshop Mon, 23 Feb 2009 06:08:12 -0600 CST

I do not know the location of the place in question as there are no details on this in your question however, Roi in Greek indeed means flow. The letter 'u' is often translated from the Greek 'Ypsilon' which is actually pronounced 'i' or 'y'. My ancient Greek is far from perfect but the word Rou could very possibly be a use of the verb Rei, which is known from the famous Heraclitus quote "Ta panda rei"... meaning everything flows..

agglida Wed, 7 Jan 2009 03:23:25 -0600 CST

Hi there,

I am new to this site and was hoping someone might be able to help me with a project I am working on...I am reseaching the history of a village called Rou, close to where I live, and am trying to find out where the name came from, and what it means. I'm sure that someone once told me it has something to do with the Ancient Greek work for 'flow', or 'tides', but unfortunately I can't remember who told me this! Any help from anyone with greater expertise than mine would be greatly appreciated.

As an aside, the interesting thing if my memory serves me well and the name is to do with the flow of water somehow, is that this particular village is high up on a mountainside, far from any particular river! Can anyone put forwad any theories for this anomaly?

Many thanks in advance...

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