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Subject: Wenche and Bode
Author: Satu   (Authenticated as _satu_)
Date: February 17, 2007 at 2:23:44 PM
Reply to: Wenche, Bode and Chemmy by Caprice
Hi Caprice,

Wenche is a Norwegian variant spelling of Wenke which is a Low German pet name for German names containing Win- or -win:
Old High German wini = 'friend'

There is a German name Bode, which is a short form of names containing Bod- or Bot-:
Old Saxon bodo / Old High German boto = 'lord, ruler', later misinterpreted as 'messenger' (German Bote = 'messenger')

/ Satu

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