|Subject:||Re: Russian Names In "Crime and Punishment"|
|Author:||Christo (guest, 184.108.40.206)|
|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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