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Subject: Re: Leander = leos (lion) or laos (people) ?
Author: Marija Luminitsa   (Authenticated as Marija Luminitsa)
Date: November 22, 2008 at 2:36:40 AM
Reply to: Leander = leos (lion) or laos (people) ? by minikui
I highly doubt the claim and I have never heard of such a thing. I'm about 99% sure the website is correct. The "laos" element is an ending in every name I can think of that includes it: Archelaos, Alexilaos, Hermolaos, Menelaos, and Nikolaos. The "lea" in Leander and Leandros coming from "leon" rather than "laos" makes more etymological and structural sense.

Edit: It's 4:30 am and I can't type.


Midnight stands darkly on the road,
and burdened by stars, tumbles down.
You can't step beyond your fence
without trampling the universe.
-"The Steppe" Boris Pasternak

This message was edited by the author on November 22, 2008 at 2:38:01 AM

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