Monday, August 1, 2011

Nipson anomimat mi monan opsin

IΗ γνωστή καρκινική επιγραφή στην Αγία Σοφία

                                                                                                   











ΝΙΨΟΝ ΑΝΟΜΗΜΑΤΑ ΜΗ ΜΟΝΑΝ ΟΨΙΝ

ξέπλυνε τις αμαρτίες σου και όχι μόνο το πρόσωπό σου




Greek - Hagia Sophia

A label, which, according to tradition, was carved on a well outside the Greek Orthodox Church of Hagia Sophia of Konstantinoupolis:

Νίψον ανομήματα, μη μόναν όψιν
(Nipson anomimata, mi monan opsin - it turns out wrong in latin letters, as the Greek letter ψ corresponds to the sound ps)

It means " (When you enter this church) wash off your sins, not just your face".

In Greek, palindromes are called "cancer phrases", because they mimic the movement of the crab, which takes one step in one direction and one step in the other.



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1 comment:

  1. Τόσο ενδελεχής ανάπτυξη του καρκίνου. Ωραία! :))

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