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Subject: Re: Metulio and Mashard
Author: Menke   (Authenticated as menke)
Date: September 29, 2004 at 8:28:56 AM
Reply to: Metulio and Mashard by Caprice
Metulio is from Metulius, which was the name of one of the men that killed Julius Caesar. Often is used Metellus, but i found a reliable source saying his real name is Lucius Metulius Cimber. Metulius only gives two results at Google.com, so i tried Medulius, which came back with lots more. Medulius means 'a person of the Medulii tribe' (Medulii is plural and Medulius is singular). The Medulii tribe were Celtic and lived near Médoc, a place in nowadays France (then it was called Gaul). The Latin name of Médoc is Meduli Litus meaning 'land of the Medulii'. I couldn't find the meaning of the tribe's name itself, though.

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