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Subject: Re: Allegedly
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: March 20, 2009 at 2:44:58 PM
Reply to: Re: Allegedly by Immovable
Probably they are thinking in lind(e), originally meaning "lime tree" and by extension "flexible, smooth, soft, tender" (later, it meant also "shield" because the shields were often made of lime tree wood). I can understand that somebody interprets "gentle" as extension of "tender", interpreted in a figurate sense or as a personal virtue and not in the actual material sense, but "peace" or "peaceful"? This interpretation goes far away from what I can imagine.



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