Re: Yes, I'm back
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 23, 2003, 10:07|
>> Well, his name was Dionysius Exiguus, or Dennis the
>> 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".