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    What do the Greek words "Kratides" and "Melas" translate into English as?

    Kratides and Melas are two surnames from Arthur Conan Doyles' Sherlock Holmes novelette, "The Greek Interpreter."  The female Kratides has the proper name Sophia, which means "Wisdom." Perhaps my memories about the Greek ancient martial art "Pankration" is near the mark?  Pan means "all."  "Kration" means "powers."  Therefore, Sophia Kratides means "Wisdom Powers", or "The Powers of Wisdom"?

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