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Subject: Re: Suri
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: April 19, 2006 at 10:43:36 AM
Reply to: Suri by Anneza
I'm not sure the Persian derivation is "nonsense". The Complete Book of Muslim and Parsi Names by Maneka Gandhi and Ozair Husain lists Sûrî as a Persian name meaning "beautiful red rose". Perhaps "gul" is the generic word for "rose" in Farsi, and sûrî is the name for a particular variety, or perhaps we just have a case of synonyms in the same language, as with "flower" and "blossom" in English.

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