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Re: [gothic-l] The name Jordanes

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  • Andreas Schwarcz
    Jordanes is the Greek name of the river Jordan and the author of the Getica bore it because he was a cleric who lived in Constantinople. Best regards, Andreas
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 26 3:27 PM
      Jordanes is the Greek name of the river Jordan and
      the author of the Getica bore it because he was a
      cleric who lived in Constantinople.

      Best regards,
      Andreas Schwarcz

      On 26 Oct 2010 at 21:36, â-< wrote:

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      >
      > Does some one know about the name Jordanes and the origin of that?
      >
      > I figure it could be derived from Jordan the river or some germanic name.
      > Wikipedia gives the alternativ name form Jornandes which makes one think about the spanish name
      > Fernandez in which the last part should be gothic nanths. Could this be the case in the name of Jordanes too?
      >
      > Another thought is that the name is cognate to the swedish name Jordan.
      > Runeberg.org says it is made from the same parts as Jorund and Halvdan. This means the last part is the
      > same as the national term dane (danish).
      > The first part is unknown to me but I guess it could be 'horse' but maybe not.
      >
      > What do you know and think?
      >
      >


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