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Re: French for "Kingdom" (Was Re: Language naming terminology)

From:Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>
Date:Thursday, September 24, 1998, 5:55
At 9:17 pm -0500 23/9/98, Tom Wier wrote:
>Nik Taylor wrote:
> >It is of course possible that Ray's etymology from Lat. <reg=E2limen> >is correct, but our dear friends the lexicographers would have us think >otherwise.
Not all lexicographers ;) It's not my etymology - it's certainly given by some lexicographers. But then 're:ga:limen' itself must surely be a conflation of Classical 're:gimen' and 're:ga:lis' which accords very much with your own theory. Ray.