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Subject: Re: Merewin
Author: Chrisell   (guest, 210.193.132.12)
Date: September 6, 2004 at 11:15:31 PM
Reply to: Merewin by chazda
Firstly, want to make it quite clear that I'm making educated guesses here! :-D

"Mer-" in both Old English and Welsh names tends to indicate the sea.
"Win" in Old English names means "friend" and in Welsh names means "white, fair".

So it could be "sea friend" or "white sea" depending on its origin. Finding the origin is the tricky bit!

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