Subject: Roman
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: May 18, 2004 at 4:23 PM

There are, of course, many names derived from Roman, but I've often wondered where the name 'Roman' itself comes from and especially what it means.

Maybe far-fetched, but could it be a modification of 'Po' the famous river that Rome was built around. And then if so, I can see a similarity with Greek 'potamic' ... or perhaps it is from a Non-Indo-European language such as Etruscan that would leave us clueless ...

Any info would be appreciated!

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  • Roman - Sean Foglai  May 18 2004, 4:23 PM