Suppose that we parse the string "cab", in base p, as

12*p^2 + 10*p + 11. Then "cab" is a prime in the prime

base p = 41, where it evaluates to the decimal number 20593.

Similarly, we may parse the incantation "abracadabra",

in base p, as 10*p^10 + 11*p^9 + 27*p^8 + 10*p^7 + 12*p^6 + 10*p^5

+ 13*p^4 + 10*p^3 + 11*p^2 + 27*p + 10, which evaluates to the prime

8510432846378191 in the prime base p = 31.

The nonce-word "floccinaucinihilipilification" evaluates to the prime

352402927208050896786973658273234894386040810340804173543364510421

in the prime base 199. For the meaning, see

http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-flo2.htm
Puzzle: Find the smallest prime base in which Aristophanes' dish

http://tinyurl.com/6xkeen
is prime, if we use O'Neill's tranliteration in line 1170 of

http://tinyurl.com/nnaqlk
David