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Re: Yes, I'm back

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Thursday, January 23, 2003, 10:07
Bryan Moloney

>> Well, his name was Dionysius Exiguus, or Dennis the >Short/Slim/Little. We >> presume that was a nickname rather than something inherited. > >It could also refer to traits other than physical traits. He could >have been called "Exiguus" because he was prone to only writing short >tracts or had his hair cropped unusually short. > >But "Dennis the Short" sounds better in Sunday supplements. >
I've heard that a more accurate translation in this particular context is "Dennis the Lowly". Pete Bleackley