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Subject: Re: meaning of name
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: May 25, 2001 at 6:06:48 AM
Reply to: Re: meaning of name by Daividh
"For once the fluff pieces got it pretty much right."

******Well, as you know, I believe in going directly to the source to find a meaning of a name, and I figured that Famke Janssen ought to know what her own name means, seeing as how interviewers would be likely to ask her that frequently enough. :)

"Our friendly neighborhood English-Frisian dictionary defines "famke" as "girl, lass"."

******Yep, the Frisian online dictionaries said the same thing.

"I seem to recall from my linguistics courses that Frisian is the language most closely resembling English..."

******I dunno 'bout that, but I do know that my favorite breed of horse is the Frisian (or Friesian). Big, black devil-horses. The most impressive horses you might see in any dressage event:

http://www.worldofdancingfriesians.com/

-- Nanaea

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