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Passover/Easter (was: Italogallic in Zera,and other languages.)

From:Aidan Grey <urso@...>
Date:Monday, April 24, 2000, 15:57
FFlores wrote:

> I had seen "Passover" and evidently thought it was a different name > for the same thing -- I'd probably have made the same mistake as > Luca. Where does the word "Easter" come from, BTW?
Well, it's cognate with the Old German Goddess Eostre, and oestrus cycle. But I'm not sure exactly where it came from. Aidan