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Subject: Re: Origin of the name Xavier
Author: Phyllis   (guest,
Date: December 19, 2002 at 9:14:02 PM
Reply to: Re: Origin of the name Xavier by Alleycat
The Spanish were once under the dominion of the Moors (think el Cid, King Ferdinand, and Queen Isabella), and (as somebody who has read quite a bit of history from as many perspectives as possible in as many different "situations" as possible) there could have been some "borrowing" from both sides of the coin concerning Xavier. It might have come from a Moorish name, but, then again, not necessarily.

By the way, Basque is one of the few languages still in existance that has "remained" almost "pure" since ancient Roman times (according to a couple of sources I have. :rolleyes:.) I'm still looking into that claim.

Phyllis (aka Sidhe Uaine or Gaia Euphoria)

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