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Subject: Re: Rheneas
Author: marina   (guest, 84.27.0.213)
Date: May 24, 2010 at 6:05:04 AM
Reply to: Rheneas by Wooly
pronounciatin:
reh-NAY-es
r uh - N AI - uh s
http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/rheneas

Names of the Island Man:
http://www.archive.org/stream/surnamesplacena00moorgoog/surnamesplacena00moorgoog_djvu.txt
Rheneas or Rhenas or Rheneash or Rhenass meaning "Waterfall Ridge"; contraction of Rhen (Rinn, Rheynn meaning "Ridge or Division") and Eas "a cascade, a waterfall".
According to this site the origin of eas "waterfall" is Celtic: http://books.google.nl/books?id=rPc8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq=rheneas+manx&source=bl&ots=ZaTTEJzjQ3&sig=EA3iV7WN9jMTklaLAAwFXP2-4kw&hl=nl&ei=0236S967J478_Ab6tZzOCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=rheneas%20manx&f=false

http://books.google.nl/books?id=DFtkHTY2vqMC&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=The+surnames+%26+place-names+of+the+Isle+of+Man.+With+an+introduction+by+Professor+Rhy%CC%82s&source=bl&ots=iRFr3G9Kj6&sig=f-rDtwWxL844eBBAQXnh37wCsEE&hl=nl&ei=4mr6S5XaJtP7_AbdnMDICg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCoQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false

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