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Subject: Re: Geneva and Ginevra
Author: Patrick Lier   (guest)
Date: May 28, 2004 at 12:36:45 AM
Reply to: Geneva and Ginevra by MJ
All etymology dictionnaries agree on this: Geneva, Genevieve, Ginevra, Gin and Juniper all stem from the same radix. Another proof: the French word for juniper is "genievre" and "ginebro" in Italian. Ultimately the word come from Celtic roots: "gen" ->bush and "prus" ->sharp (taste).
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