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CHAT: Perm' (was: Hattic script (was: T-Shirt Take 2))

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Sunday, October 6, 2002, 17:31

> >>The Rev. Stefan of Perm', right? > > > >That would be the one. BTW does anyone know the etymology > of _Perm'_? It > >looks tantalizingly close to Finnish _Perдmaa_ "outermost land"! > > I've reflected once or twenty-trice that it's not entirely > disimilar in form > or location from the White Sea-area the old Nordics called > _Bjarmland_. > Anybody knows if it's related in some way?
The very same thing. The area north of the Kama was called Biarmia by Arab authors and Velikaya Perm' by Russians. That's where the city and the people got their names from. Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas --Scottish proverb