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Subject: Re: Nancy/ Nantia
Author: Marija Luminitsa   (Authenticated as Marija Luminitsa)
Date: February 27, 2009 at 2:12:55 AM
Reply to: Nancy/ Nantia by Laurenzia
Oddly enough, the first resource that directed me to Celtic as the language of origin was the Spanish Wikipedia page on Nancy, France.

This Geographical Etymology source explains that Nancy is derived from the Celtic word nant, meaning valley:

http://www.archive.org/stream/geographicaletym00blacuoft/geographicaletym00blacuoft_djvu.txt

This also explains the etymology:
http://www.speedylook.com/Nancy.html

And this (an online book):
http://books.google.com/books?id=-KwCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA153&lpg=PA154&ots=S0aStAuURn&vq=nancy&dq=etymology+Nancy+valley&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Anyway, those were the best sources I came up with. The Latin Nantio/a and Nanceiacum names would have come later when the settlement was founded.


~~~~~Amanda~~~~~

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and burdened by stars, tumbles down.
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