View Message

<  >
Subject: Re: Curious about the name Amalia? (more info)
Author: Marija Luminitsa   (Authenticated as Marija Luminitsa)
Date: August 22, 2009 at 8:06:13 PM
Reply to: Curious about the name Amalia? (more info) by Egyptian Princess
I think that could be true. Look at Amaltheia here: http://www.etymologica.com/page2.htm. It lists amalos as meaning tender. This article: http://sthweb.bu.edu/archives/index.php?option=com_awiki&view=mediawiki&article=Talk:Ancient_Macedonian_language/Archive_2 (and many others) list the meaning of amalos as soft.

Amalia is a common name in Greece, but I can't find when it came into use. I searched for the etymology of Αμαλία in Greek and found pages that list the Germanic origin. I can't find direct evidence linking Amalia to amalos.



⊕Amanda⊕
This love was a bell that rang
unheard in the air.
♦Jewel♦

Because this message is archived you cannot respond to it.

Messages in this thread: