Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/10/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] fs: oct 24 2003
From: Jerry Lehrer <>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 11:24:02 -0700
References: <> <007601c39aa4$ca2f08e0$> <> <005101c39ab8$0c322a20$>


8 in Japanese is "hachi", which also can be translated into about three
other words in English.

An example of their etymology, consider the Japanese and Portuguese
words for "bread" and for "thank you".


Jon wrote:

> Jerry,
> I know Hacho (as in the wonderful miso) means 8...also from the street it
> has been made on for 600 years...Interesting hacho and ocho  etymological
> similarity...Years ago (1960's) I was one of 2 Anglos invited to bowl with a
> Nisei league (second generation) a very high honor indeed...
> So I suppose in some cultures 1's and 4's are the same as Christendom's 666
> ?
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