> I wasn't anticipating scrutiny by a Greek and Persian scholar! (02)
I know a little Greek (mostly from reading Aristotle and Plato in
the Loeb series, which has English on one side & Greek on the other.) (03)
But my wife Cora has a PhD in Classical Philology, so I just used
her dictionaries (which have good etymologies) to look up the words.
I asked her to check what I wrote before sending it out. (04)
> ... originally I was looking for a word meaning "same sequence"
> (sequence of nucleotides in a DNA molecule) but the ancient Greek
> speaker I consulted didn't know of any Greek word for "sequence"
> other than sequence of succession of kings. (05)
Wow! You found an actual 2000-year-old man? (06)
In any case, there is an ancient Greek word for a list of words:
'katalogos', but it has already been used for other purposes. (07)
There is also the verb 'steicho', which means to march in a row.
Two nouns were derived from that verb: (08)
1. 'stichos', which has the specialized meanings of a row of
soldiers or a line of verse. (09)
2. 'stoichos', which is a more general word for row. (010)
The noun 'stoichos' is the more general and more productive term: (011)
1. The derivative verb 'stoichizo' means to arrange things in a row. (012)
2. Another derivative noun 'stoicheion' means one element in a row. (013)
3. The chemists coined the term 'stoichiometry' for the
quantitative measure of the elements in chemical compounds. (014)
Therefore, 'stoichos' would be a good choice for row or sequence.
For an English adjective meaning 'having the same sequence', Cora
suggested 'isostoichic'. (015)
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