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Subject: Re: greek surnames MANARA or MANARAS
Author: Pavlos   (guest)
Date: May 23, 2005 at 1:08:29 PM
Reply to: greek surnames MANARA or MANARAS by sagani
The name is most likely derived from "manari" which literally means a lamb that is being meticulously nursed and pampered. The word is metaphorically used in the same way "dear" is used in English. "Manari" itself is derived from the classical Greek "amnarion" meaning "little lamb".

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