Re: [sig] Names in general (not shortening)
- In a message dated 3/30/2000 3:45:07 PM Central Standard Time,
>Where would I find out when the guy was canonized (if he was canonized inIn Russian, while some names have a masc. and a fem. form, most do not.
> period, I can guess his
> name may have been diminutized and feminized to give feminine given names
> (i.e., Ada). Also where would I go to check out this assumption?
Unless the feminine form of a masculine name can be documented specifically,
don't go there.
I know, you're not actually looking for a Russian name, but I think the same
rule may be applied to Slavic cultures in general, of at least I'd advise to
err on the side of caution, if you're interested in a properly period form.
So you're back to looking for a feminine name, I'm afraid.