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  • And accordingly so it came to pass; for after a space of two years had gone by, during which the shepherd went on acting so, at length, when he opened the door and entered, both the children fell before him in entreaty and uttered the word bekos, stretching forth their hands.

    An Account of Egypt: Being the Second Book of His Histories Called Euterpe. Paras. 1-19

  • They were then heard to say distinctly the word "bekos" which was Phrygian for "bread".

    Authors of Greece

  • He reports that an earlier pharaoh discovered the original language of humanity by secluding two newborn children among mutes until they uttered their first word, which presumably would be in the tongue of our earliest ancestors it was bekos, the Phrygian word for “bread”.

    Alexander the Great

  • We hav pretty good ideya if we runz out of toona bekos hooman starts wear over gloves around the house.

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  • Then Psammetichos having himself also heard it, began to inquire about what nation of men named anything bekos, and inquiring he found that the Phrygians had this name for bread.

    The History of Herodotus

  • Then Psammetichos having himself also heard it, began to inquire what nation of men named anything bekos, and inquiring he found that the Phrygians had this name for bread.

    An Account of Egypt: Being the Second Book of His Histories Called Euterpe. Paras. 1-19

  • "I das tell hims it vas all bekos he vas one troonken vool dat we ras wreck, zir."

    The Island Treasure

  • Zey vas zink dat ze sbirit of ze black man vas harmt dem and vork mizcheef, ze zame as vas done to hims, bekos he vas murter't vor ze dreazure.

    The Island Treasure

  • Then Psammetichos having himself also heard it, began to inquire what nation of men named anything _bekos_, and inquiring he found that the Phrygians had this name for bread.

    An Account of Egypt

  • Jim Roper you orter be very good to Mizzery on a kount of my not bein 'here, and not harten your hart to her bekos she is top heavy -- which is ontroo and simply an imptient lie -- like you allus make.

    Selected Stories of Bret Harte

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  • Given that the Wikipedia article on XPG (Phrygian) notes that known inscriptions of the language seem fairly close to the reconstructed PIE (Proto Indo-European), poetically at least it seems maybe Psammetichus's experiment wasn't far off.

    February 6, 2008

  • Cf. forbidden experiment.

    January 1, 2008

  • Phrygian word for bread. 1st word in tale related by Herodotus (Histories 2.9)

    December 30, 2007