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Subject: Re: Portsch, Seago - Dutch and Wend - Slavic. Meanings?
Author: Ivayla   (Authenticated as Ivayla)
Date: May 5, 2005 at 12:58:12 PM
Reply to: Portsch, Seago - Dutch and Wend - Slavic. Meanings? by Bobby Darin
The Wends is another name for Sorbs -- a Slavic tribe that inhabited the eastern part of modern-day Germany. The word wend, however, appears to be of anything but Slavic origin.

You might want to check out Wendel, and those articles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wends
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendland
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=wend

Edited because I forgot to hyperlink Wendel. Oops :)

~ Ivayla

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