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Subject: Sean in the database (a question for Mike C?)
Author: reyanna   (guest, 64.222.43.58)
Date: October 13, 2004 at 8:11:21 AM
Okay... question...

If you follow the hyperlink to Sean, it gives you:
SEÁN m
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: SHAWN
Irish form of JOHN

And if you follow the hyperlink to Seanan, it gives you:
SEANÁN m
Usage: Irish
Means "little wise person", derived from Irish sean "wise, old" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Seanán was a 6th-century monk from Munster, Ireland.

How come the "Irish sean" isn't listed under the name Sean, which is Irish. How come this name wouldn't mean "wise, old" instead of "Yahweh/God is gracious"?

Thanks!

*reyanna*

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