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Subject: About "Dexter"
Author: Kassios   (Authenticated as Kassios)
Date: February 19, 2006 at 3:45:14 AM
I just read the site's information on Dexter and I wish to correct it:
The name Dexter is of ancient Greek origin. It derives from the Greek word "dexiteros", a poetic form of the word "dexios", meaning right-handed, fortunate, skilled. The Latin word "dexter" derives from the Greek "dexiteros".
("A Greek-English Lexicon", Liddell and Scott, "Lexicon of the ancient Greek Language", I. Stamatakos, "Lexicon of the Latin Language", S. Koumanoudes)

The name Dexter has been inscribed on a tombstone of the 2nd cent. BCE found in Corfu, Greece, together with another Greek name: ARETABION HAIRE, DEXTER HAIRE. ("Names and People of Ancient Corfu", by the archaeologist Katerina Kanta-Kitsou, ISBN 960-87179-0-6)

"Until the day that an ancient text will be found with the name "Alexandrovski" written on it instead of "Alexander", true Macedonia and true Macedonians will remain Greek, as they always were."

This message was edited by the author on February 19, 2006 at 6:16:53 AM

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