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Subject: Re: WINID (old high German)
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest, 84.165.9.38)
Date: April 20, 2006 at 10:23:40 PM
Reply to: Winid (old high German) and Bevenot (Flemish) meanings? by Bagpus
WINID is the same as WENDEL. The Wends maybe had their name from the German verb "wenden" (turn) or "wandeln" (wander), related to "wandern" (the same). It's also related to the name of the Vandals.

This is partly taken from:
Ernst Förstemann: Altdeutsche Personennamen (1906)
Henning Kaufmann: Altdeutsche Personennamen, Ergänzungsband (1968)

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