|Subject:||Re: Eitel? (Male, Germanic)|
|Author:||Andy ;—) (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||March 29, 2005 at 8:21:16 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Eitel? (Male, Germanic) by Miss Claire|
Probably not. Adele belongs to ADELHEID and has a completely different root. I don't know about EIDEL. I don't see a connection between "eitel" (conceited, vain, mere) and "delicate": My Yiddish dictionary has "ejdl" for "fine, tender, delicate", but I can't find a German equivalent even in Grimm's "Deutsches Wörterbuch".
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