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Subject: Re: Meanings of "Europa" (Greek) and "Brieuse" French
Author: Jenna   (Authenticated as Jenna R)
Date: April 18, 2006 at 5:34:57 PM
Reply to: Re: Meanings of "Europa" (Greek) and "Brieuse" French by Mar
The words for forest and jungle in french are "foret" (or bois) and "jungle" Unless Brieuse is derived from an Old French word, (which is very possible), it doesn't mean forest.

According to BtN, it orginated as a surname, which itself began as a place name:

Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish, English
Pronounced: BROOS [key]
From a Norman surname meaning "of Brieuse" in French. Brieuse was a place in France. The name was borne by Robert the Bruce, a Scottish hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland.

"Les yeux sont aveugles. Il faut chercher avec le coeur." -- Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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