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Subject: Re: Russian Names In "Crime and Punishment"
Author: Christo   (guest, 195.138.130.5)
Date: March 11, 2005 at 5:41:06 AM
Reply to: Russian Names In "Crime and Punishment" by Kelli
Porfiri (see Porfirio), Aleksander, Grigory and Zosim (see Zosimos) are Russian personal names.

Grigorievich is a patronym: son of Gregory.

Zosimov is a family name derived from the personal name Zosim.

Luzhin is a family name derived probably from a place name. It might be translated as Grassman, approximately.

Svidrigaylov is also a family name probably derived from a place name. One might think that there was a town named Svidrigaylovo but I do not think somebody can imagine where that town might be located.

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