|Subject:||Re: "Ludgarda" - what does it mean?|
|Author:||Mike C (Authenticated as Mike C)|
|Date:||August 15, 2001 at 3:41:33 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: "Ludgarda" - what does it mean? by Arnulph of Soissons|
The saint's name is alternatively spelled Luthgard or Lutgard, and is Latinized as Lutgardis. She was a 13th-century nun from Belgium. One might guess her name is comprised of the (Low) Germanic elements lud meaning "people" and gart "enclosure". The first element could also be from hlud "fame".
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