From: "Nigel Price"
Subject: (urth) Villus Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 11:14:30 -0000 In a rhetorical mood, Crush ruminates... >>Still, it does show that ambivalent names >>should be taken seriously. Consequently, >>I don't know what to do with the ambivalent >>name "Villus." It's so obscure, the >>ambiguity must be intentional, but what does >>it mean?? Nigel, who, somewhat disturbingly, keeps a Latin dictionary by his side at all times, responds in a manner that is intended to be helpful, but which is probably intensely irritating... "Villus" is a Latin word (2nd declension, masculine) meaning "shaggy hair". It is related etymologically to "pilus", the Latin word for "a single hair". Nigel (who wishes he still had shaggy hair these days) --