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Subject: Origin of "Aemilius" and derivatives
Author: Aemilius   (guest, 207.69.139.9)
Date: February 5, 2004 at 12:11:09 AM
The following quotation indicates the origin of the name Aemilius:

"Numa gave to one of his four sons the name of Mamercus,
which was the name of one of the sons of Pythagoras;
whence, as they say, sprang that ancient patrician family
of the Aemillii, for that the king gave him in sport the
surname of Aemilius, for his engaging and graceful manner
in speaking". --Plutarch's Life of Numa Pompilius
(John Dryden's translation)

"Mel" is a root connected with both "music" and "honey".

Aemilius (or Aemilia) means "s/he from whom music or honey come forth", i.e., "s/he of sweet or musical speech".

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