||Re: I wonder....
||Anneza (guest, 126.96.36.199)
||November 7, 2004 at 11:24:20 PM
||I wonder.... by Lucille
Gentius is like Gentile - one of a clan or family group. Gens means a clan, a group of families who share a commmon ancestor or think they do; they formed voting units in ancient Rome, for instance. So Gentius would just be an adjective meaning: clansman. Not necessarily well born - just, born into a particular group.
The English words gentle and genteel are derived from gens, but by a long and winding road.
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- I wonder.... - Lucille Nov 5 2004, 10:12:08 AM
- Re: I wonder.... - Anneza Nov 7 2004, 11:24:20 PM