|Subject:||Re: about lin:...(m)|
|Author:||Andy (guest, 220.127.116.11)|
|Date:||September 10, 2004 at 7:46:51 AM|
|Reply to:||about lin:...(m) by Menke|
You are right, Menke, about the three possible meanings of "-lind". But etymologically they are all one:
The tree (German "Linde" is so called, because its wood is flexible and thus very useful for making bows.
The same applies to the snake (as in German "Lindwurm" = dragon), not the part about bows, but its ability to bend.
This is at least what my etymological dictionaries say (Kluge and dtv).
I don't know about the name Ashlyn(n), but I guess, the ending -lin can also be a deminutive.
Keep going, Menke, you are a thorough worker and make good contributions to the board, as far as I can judge.
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