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Subject: Re: "peaceful"
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: March 23, 2009 at 5:46:19 AM
Reply to: "peaceful" by genis
Yes, probably someone has taken a symbolism or association related to the tree and has applied that to the Old German element because the notion of "peace" is very attractive as meaning and some names websites and books seem to embellish, or just made up, the meanings.

It would be, in that case, another example of confusion between meaning (etymology) and association (history), which I have found several times with Tania, for instance, explained as "fairy queen".



Lumia
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