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Subject: Re: Need more info on my name
Author: Pavlos   (guest)
Date: August 30, 2001 at 2:50:09 AM
Reply to: Need more info on my name by Yasmin
Indeed, the name Yasmin means Jasmine/Jessamine, and is adopted from Persian ("yasmine"). Jasmine is cultivated for its beauty and fragrance, while some species yield an oil used in perfumery.
Dioscorides (40-90 CE), a Greek physician under the wonderful Roman Emperor Nero , describes jasmine's medicinal/botanical properties in *De Materia Medica*. The hellenized terms he uses are "Iasme" and "Iasmelaion" (Jasmine oil).

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