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Subject: Re: its a word
Author: Daividh   (guest, 209.209.149.8)
Date: May 18, 2002 at 5:09:04 PM
Reply to: its a word by Silver
"Valiant" is a fictional character in this beautifully-drawn cartoon series, and Silver's derivation of the meaning is correct.

King Arthur's actual existence as a historical personage is open to question, but he is most often considered to be a BRITISH leader who fought against the invading Angles and Saxons in the 500s.

By British I mean a Briton, a member of the pre-Germanic population who were Celtic in origin and eventually were forced back into what is now Wales, where their ethnic stock still predominates.

So Arthur would be British, not English, and Lu's assumption of his origin is correct. But Valiant is a made-up character with an English word for a name.

- Da.

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