(Just assume that both Abydos and Icarus still exist (planets and their stargates).)

Address of Abydos contains the Orion as the 6th symbol.

P4X-351 (Icarus base) has the Orion as the point of origin.

Does it mean that stargate on Icarus cannot dial Abydos ?

Here is my theory. When stargate is moved to different planet, its point of origin may change (from Earth to Orion). Any of the remaining 38 symbols may become the new point of origin. Then the previous point of origin symbol (Earth) must substitute the old symbol (Orion) that now serves as the new point of origin. So, when you try to dial Abydos from Icarus, then the 6th symbol is not Orion but Earth.

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    The "point of origin" thing was never used consistently.
    – Buzz
    Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 20:46

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As discussed in this question, the order of the glyphs has to matter, so maybe it is ok to have the same glyph be used twice.

  • First, I would take version with lyrics. Second, I haven't ever seen any address with repeating symbols.
    – user109963
    Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 11:45

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