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  • manielombaard
    According to the Collins English Dictionary: from Spanish: like a gipsy, literally: Fleming, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc Fleming. According to the Websters
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 31, 2010
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      According to the Collins English Dictionary:

      from Spanish: like a gipsy, literally: Fleming, from Middle Dutch "Vlaminc" Fleming.

      According to the Websters Third International Dictionary:

      Spanish: Fleming, Flemish, buxom and ruddy, resembling a Gypsy, being in Gypsy style, gaudy, from Middle Dutch "Vlaminc" Fleming.

      According to the Duden:

      spanisch "flamenco", eigentlich = flämisch; (andalusischer) Zigeuner < mittelniederländisch "Vlaminc" = Flame)

      (but flamingo:

      Collins:

      from Portuguese "flamengo", from Provençal "flamenc"; from Latin "flamma" flame + Germanic suffix "-ing" denoting descent from or membership of.

      Webster:

      Portuguese, from Spanish "flamenco", probably from Old Provencal "flamenc", from "flama" flame, blaze, fire [from Latin "flamma"] + "-enc", of Germanic origin.

      Duden:

      spanisch "flamenco", vielleicht zu lateinisch "flamma" = Flamme [wegen des "geflammten" Gefieders].)


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