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Subject: Re: Aleydis
Author: Satu   (Authenticated as _satu_)
Date: August 24, 2005 at 9:28:09 PM
Reply to: Aleydis by shangrila_la
Hi shangrila_la,

Aleydis is a form of Adelheid (English form: Adelaide). When Adelheit got latinized, it became Adalheidis, and the contracted form is Aleidis (variant spelling: Aleydis).

It could have happened the other way round as well: Aleid is a Low German short form of Adelheid. The latinized form of Aleid is Aleidis (variant spelling: Aleydis).

The German pronunciation is: ah-LIE-dis.

/ Satu

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