|Author:||Lumia (Authenticated as Lumia)|
|Date:||August 11, 2009 at 2:43:17 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: Pharamond by Murasaki|
The Greek etymology is a folk etymology created in the Middle Ages by the historians in order to connect a character (historical or legendary) with the Roman and Greek historical and/or mythological characters (in the case of Pharamond, the historians attributed to him a so-called Trojan origin).
The name Faramund (latinized as Faramundus or as Pharamundus by analogy with some Greek words and names) comes from the Germanic element *fara-, related with the Saxon faru and the Old High German faran, "to move, to travel", meaning later "emigrant family" and subsequently, by extension, "land, property where that family is stablished"; the second element is mund, "protection".
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