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Subject: Geneva and Ginevra
Author: MJ   (guest, 165.121.50.177)
Date: May 27, 2004 at 2:52:24 AM
I know this site says that Geneva is either from Genevieve or from the city of Geneva.

However, I have this book (that is reliable about 3/4 of the time) that says Geneva may be a reference to a juniper tree because the old Dutch name for the juniper tree was 'genever'. The book also says Ginevra is connected with this idea in that 'gin' is flavored with juniper berries. So that said...is there any way this holds any truth?

Also, does anyone know how the Swiss city of Geneva got its' name?

Thanks!
Melissa

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