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CHAT: Steven etc. (was: new Klingon spelling)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 18:49
On Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at 06:43 AM, Steg Belsky wrote:

> On Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at 11:45 PM, Dirk Elzinga wrote:
>> I'm aware of the etymology of my name and am rather proud of it, too. >> All of my other siblings have Hebrew or Romance names (Pieter, Steven, >> Yolanda, Monique); I'm the only one with a genuine Germanic given name
> I thought Steven/Stephen/Stefan/Steaphan/etc. are Greek. 'stephanos' > meaning "crown" or something like that.
Don't forget Welsh 'Steffan' :-) Yep - spot on. 'Tis from Greek _stéphanos_ (all short vowels) and means 'crown', 'wreath' or 'garland' <-- stéphein = 'to encircle', 'to wreath', 'to crown'. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760