Subject: Re: Origins?
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 15, 2006 at 8:53 PM
Reply to: Re: Origins? by Sean Foglai

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from Vlach ‘Italian’, ‘Romanian’, or ‘Wallachian’. This vocabulary word originally meant ‘foreigner’; it is cognate with German welsch meaning ‘Latin’ or ‘Romance-speaking’, and ultimately with Old English wælisc ‘foreign’ and modern English Welsh. At the time when surnames were formed, the Czech word was applied chiefly to Italians, but also to Romanians.
from a pet form of any of various personal names beginning with Vla-, for example Vlastislav or Vladislav.

Messages in this thread:
  • Origins? - C. Woloszyn  Nov 15 2006, 6:23 PM
    • Re: Origins? - Sean Foglai  Nov 15 2006, 6:32 PM
      • Re: Origins? - Sean Foglai  Nov 15 2006, 8:53 PM