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Pontikonisi (Greek: Ποντικονήσι) is an islet near the Greek island of Corfu. Etymology: The name Pontikonhsi it comes from two Greek words, pontikos (ποντικός) and nhsi (νησί). In modern Greek language, pontikos means mouse and nhsi means island. But it is not a mouse island, because pontikos (mouse) in ancient Greek was μῦς (mūṣ). Pontikos is the person that origins from the area of Pontus, who when they were traveling on the ships they brought with them μύες (mice), so mice called pontikia (ποντίκια).

The island of Pontikonisi might have served as an inspiration for Arnold Böcklin's famous painting Isle of the Dead.[1]

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  1. ^ Harrison, Max (2005), Rachmaninoff, Continuum International Publishing Group, pg 159.

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