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  • METFREAK82@aol.com
    would anyone perhaps know what andrew would mean?
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 13, 1999
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      would anyone perhaps know what andrew would mean?
    • jdm314@aol.com
      jdm31-@aol.com wrote: original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/gothic-l/?start=632 ... Andrew comes from the Greek name Andreas, whcih means Manly or
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 22, 1999
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        jdm31-@... wrote:
        original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/gothic-l/?start=632
        > would anyone perhaps know what andrew would mean?

        Andrew comes from the Greek name Andreas, whcih means "Manly" or
        "Couragious." In Gothic it's AndraĆ­as, acc -an, gen -ins, dat -in.
        Andrea, being the feminine of Andrew would therefore mean "Manly
        Woman"... which is pretty amusing. Tell that to all your friends named
        Andrea. Likewise, Alexandra for similar reasons, means "She who Repells
        Men" (because "He Who Repells Men [in battle]" is a nice name, then
        someone came along and feminized it). But this has very little to do
        with Gothic, so I'll stop here.
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