Monoploly fans, there actually is a region and sea named BALTIC. But what does BALTIC mean? Well, I have been working on Albanian, and I found the following:
Balte, mud, mire, potter’s earth <(liquid L added) בוץ BoaTS, mud, mire . See the "PITCH" entry.
The name “Baltic” was not invented by the 11th C. German explorer who first recorded the name.
“Muddy” is a fine name for the shallow Baltic Sea which has a much disputed,
quite senseless etymology.Albanian helped with another silly folk etymology that graces our dictionaries.
The dictionary doesn't know what EUROPE means.
Europe or EUROPA in Greek mythology was the Phoenician princess carried off to the West (Crete) by the bullish Zeus. A Phoenician-Hebrew etymon is not out of place here.
EUROPE is "the West," especially to a Middle-Easterner.
In the Hebrew vernacular מערב (M)’[A]hRaBH means "West," as in Psalms103:12. The directional prefix מ Mem/ M is added to the root ערב Ayin-Resh-Bhet, ערב[E]ReBH (evening), as West is the direction of twilight and the setting sun.
The Arabic guttural Ayin renders west gharb.The Arabs call their western illegal settlements in North Africa (like Morocco) the MaGHReB.
The Albanian language is older than the silly folk etymology that would have a region named for a fictional character, instead of the character named for a name of the region. The Albanian word for a European (a westerner) is evropian. After a metathesis, our ע-ר-ב Ayin-Resh-Bet appears again. ------------------------Europe chose to exterminate their minority, productive, assimilated Semites.They now face extermination with a soon-majority of unproductive, unassimilated Semites.As Eurabia rises, Europe slowly sinks in the West.Archived posts, Edenics searches + web games: http://www.edenics.net/ Edenics DVDs and most recent book: THE ORIGIN OF SPEECHES. Edenic (Biblical Hebrew) as the original, pre-Babel human language program see our many resources at http://www.edenics.org/ incl. videos in English, Spn., Fr. or Ger. youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glWG3coAtEg&feature=related