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Subject: Re: Isabeau
Author: Mary-Olive   (guest)
Date: May 22, 2004 at 6:50:56 AM
Reply to: Isabeau by Effie
The -eau is an Old French diminutive suffix (like -el/-elle) and neither was masculine nor feminine. The fact that it follows the letter 'b' and forms a French word is mere coincidence.

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