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Has anyone read this novel? I am quite puzzled.

πῦρ is the derivation of fire. Has fire anything to do with Pyramid?

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  • Hi charlotte. Are you asking if shining is derived from πνρ? Can you clarify your question? You might have a wait, as most of us do not speak/read Greek, but a number do. Maybe they can help. – anongoodnurse Dec 28 '13 at 6:02
  • thanks a lot:) πνρ is the derivation of fire,this is true. But I do not know where does πνρ come from in the novel, because the writer never refer to it before. The shining pyramid is the name of the novel. – charlotte Dec 28 '13 at 6:26
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    Please note: fire is πυρ (pur/pyr), not πνρ (pnr). Or am I misunderstanding what you mean by “the derivation of fire”? – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 28 '13 at 10:13
  • Please edit to clarify how this is a question about English. Right now it is most explicitly not. – RegDwigнt Dec 28 '13 at 12:19
  • As Janus says, πυρ (pur/pyr) was the Greek word for "fire", and is directly cognate with the English word "fire". There is certainly speculation that it is involved in the Greek word for "pyramid", but this is not regarded as definite. – Colin Fine Dec 28 '13 at 12:44
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Stephen Mehler on gizapyramid writes:

The word pyramid is derived from the Greek words PYRAMIS and PYRAMIDOS. The meaning of the word Pryamis is obscure and may relate to the shape of a pyramid. The word Pyramidos has been translated as "Fire In The Middle".

… the ancient Khemitians used the term PR.NTR, Per-Neter, for pyramid. …
One of the main purposes of the Great Per-Neter was to generate, transform, and transmit energy. The Indigenous Wisdom Keepers of Egypt have provided us a concrete paradigm to support the power plant theory of Christopher Dunn. … if we support Dunn’s ideas that the energy reactions in the Great Pyramid took place in the so-called Queen’s and King’s Chambers, then certainly it was Fire In The Middle.

On the other hand, a research finding of Ferg Somo on kaa-umati offers another interesting theory:

This concept of ‘fire in the middle’ seems strange, but could the symbolism in resemblance between an erupting volcanic mountain and a pyramid be a valid supposition?

  • Thanks a lot :) You mean πνρ are the first three letters of the word pyramid. Ah! this explanation seems make sense. – charlotte Dec 28 '13 at 6:30
  • @charlotte also you can use etymonline to look up pyramid which doesn't seem to support the 'fire in the middle' idea (but is not very explicit so I find doubtful). – Mitch Jun 19 '15 at 12:53
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    @Mitch: the alteration of the Egyptian pimar to the Greek pyramidos may have been influenced by the fact that pyr meant fire in Greek. But there's not going to be any evidence one way or the other. This would be much like the American settlers changing the Algonquin word otchek to woodchuck, which is a similarly-pronounced combination of English morphemes. – Peter Shor Jun 19 '15 at 13:07

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