Re: [sig] Georgian names
- The only book I ever saw was written in Georgian so I couldn't even
begin to read what the names actually were.
At 08:29 AM 1/29/2008, you wrote:
>Does anyone have a source or sources for naming conventions and
>names (especially surnames) for medieval Georgia (c. 1200s)?
- If anyone speaks/reads Georgian as has enough time to translate a page-
ish of written work, please contact me. I have a book on a Georgian
pottery find (from the Middle Ages) that I'd really like a page or two
I'm in love with one of the plates in it and want to know more about
it. The bird motif on the plate looks like a motif found throughout
the Slavic region but other plates that employ a similar technique are
made in the Middle East.
I'd like to know if the plate (and some of the other pieces) in the
find were locally manufactured or if it is an import from the Middle
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul W Goldschmidt <goldschp@...> wrote:
> The only book I ever saw was written in Georgian so I couldn't even
> begin to read what the names actually were.
> -- Paul
> At 08:29 AM 1/29/2008, you wrote:
> >Does anyone have a source or sources for naming conventions and
> >names (especially surnames) for medieval Georgia (c. 1200s)?
> >Many thanks,
> >Nahrun Kabirun
- On 1/30/08, anubisgrrl@... <anubisgrrl@...> wrote:
> Does anyone have a source or sources for naming conventions and names (especially surnames) for medieval Georgia (c. 1200s)?
I'm on a similar quest. I'd very much appreciate it if you could pass
on anything you manage to find.
There is some good and useful commentary, including some links, in the
January 2007 Letter of Intent from Artemesia, regarding the name
subsequently registered as "Tamar Oqropiri":
In commentary, Ursula Georges notes, "My article "Warres Betweene the
Turkes and the Persians" (
http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/warres.html )has some examples
of sixteenth-century English renderings (via Italian) of Georgian
names. All the examples are royal, and don't incorporate surnames."
(forwarded with permission)
Georgian names are new territory for the SCA, so expect to do a bit of
Here are some links I've turned up. I haven't had time to vet them
all for SCA suitability, so don't take this list as an endorsement:
-- Georgian Grammar
-- A paper "Iranian Elements in Georgian Language"
-- The Georgian Chronicle (note that this is a translation from the Armenian)
the same book is available here:
-- The Foundation for Medieval Geneology (mostly royals, so won't help
much with surnames)
I have a copy of _Rewriting Caucasian History_:
so if you find something interesting in the Armenian versiion of the
Chronicle, I can try and find the equivalent in the Georgian (the
spelling of the names can sometimes be quite different between the
Armenian and the Gergian, even when both are rendered into the Latin
Good luck !