Subject: Re: Dackis
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 26, 2004 at 10:27:26 PM
Reply to: Re: Dackis by Jim Young
I think I got smart on this one ...searched both Greek and Latin sites and books and came up with this ...

Of course, it's a bit of a guess (as most of these are ...) but I looked for the first syllable ...no luck in Greek on websites, but I found in Latin "DICARE, to tell, DICERE, to say: DIC" in a Latin/Greek etymology book which lead me to look up on the web "to tell" in Greek because I couldn't find anything in Greek that closely resembled the first syllable “dik” ...

But looking up the Greek for the English "to tell" lead me to ...diigoumai ...not close you may think, but when you consider there are no "c's" in Greek and that "g's" sound often like "k's", I think we have our culprit ...

Anyway, sorry to go through the extent of this ...just that it felt good to get some answer (though I'm not positive, but wanted to share the experience) …

So ultimately, the name likely means something like “the descendant of the storyteller” or something similar …a good name! ...that is, of course, that I am right!!
Messages in this thread:
  • Dackis - Joe Smith  Nov 25 2004, 1:29:09 PM
    • Re: Dackis - Jim Young  Nov 26 2004, 6:29:51 AM
      • Re: Dackis - Joe Smith  Nov 26 2004, 1:14:07 PM
        • Re: Dackis - Jim Young  Nov 26 2004, 4:26:55 PM
          • Re: Dackis - Sean Foglai  Nov 26 2004, 10:27:26 PM
            • Re: Dackis - Sean Foglai  Nov 26 2004, 10:33:34 PM
              • Re: Dackis - Jim Young  Nov 28 2004, 4:00:43 PM