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Subject: Re: Febronius
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest, 87.177.83.28)
Date: June 23, 2009 at 5:35:49 AM
Reply to: Febronius by namebug
The only saint I can dig up is FEBRONIA of Nisibis (now Turkey) who is said to have died as a martyr in the early 4th century.

If you google FEBRONIUS, you will get to Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim (18th century), who used F. as a pseudonym (I didn't go all the way through some 9000 hits).

My Greek dictionary (not a very good one) has no entry that would resemble either name.

My Latin dictionary (Menge/Güthling, not so bad) offers:
febris, fever
februus, cleansing (originally with smoke; this is where the name of the month of February originates)

This is all, I can come up with.

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