Etymology of Hispanic Phoenician Ezpanna Meaning Hidden Place Outside Pillars of Hercules Remnant of Atlantis


The word Spain (Espana), the root of the word Hispanic, is from the Phoenician word ezpanna meaning hidden place, the portion of Spain outside the Strait of Gibraltar which Plato wrote was impassable in his day, though in fact passable then as now, but the story was spread by the Phoenicians that trying to depart the Mediterranean would spell certain doom for any venturing there, to the “hidden place.”