I don't think Lutherans have Last Rites. But keep trying, listers -- and
tomorrow I will go back and find some exact text to provide context. I
wonder meanwhile if the word incolis has anything to do with the word
colones, that means peasant.
And in a more general way I wonder this, with apologies because I have not
researched the topic myself properly yet. If all the serfs in Hungary were
not freed until the 1840's, should we not assume that many of the records
pertain to people who were not peasants -- a status providing freedom of
movement and the right to certain properties held under the family name --
but still serfs, bound to an estate and sellable with the acreage. So what
Latin words or phrases express the condition of serfdom as opposed to that
I am assuming that among the population I am studying, some individual
families were still in a condition of serfdom and others had become true
peasants. Any thoughts on this topic?
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Sent: Monday, December 06, 1999 6:46 PM
Subject: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Church Latin
> From: aantoska@...
> Ahoj Andrea,
> Could your "poonis" as in "incolis poonis" be an abbreviation of
> "impoenitens" - impenitent; viewed as a public sinner, or refusal of last
rites? Just a thought.