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Subject: Re: What would the latinate forms of my names be?
Author: Andy   (guest, 84.128.192.107)
Date: August 4, 2004 at 12:10:11 AM
Reply to: What would the latinate forms of my names be? by Anthony
Hi, Anthony!
Yes, of course ANTONIUS is the classical form of ANTHONY.
With DAVID it is a litte bit more complicated: It is not a classical name used by the Romans. In the Latin bible DAVID is just DAVID. But in Germany there was a fashion of educated people to latinize their German names, sometimes by translating them literally into Latin. So there (16th / 17th century) you will find DAVIDUS next to Rudolphus or Henricus.

Hope this answers your question.

Andy ;—)

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