Does anyone know what this means?
i've been trying to find out what the name "protas" means for a very LONG time. It may possibly be Lithuainina but im not posative. IT's a very rare name but no one has any idea what it means! If anyone can help I would be very grateful.
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[...The people which in history is called Prussian is the population that in the migration of nations settled in that part of the Baltic coast-land which in the second half of the Middle Ages was known as Prussia. Their name Pruzi, or, in its lengthened form, Prutheni (their country, Prucia or Prussia), is derived from the Lithuanian Protas, i.e., in sight, understanding: they called themselves Pruzi, the sagacious....]

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The surname Protas means probably 'the wise' (as a nickname), it anyhow refers to wisdom as the above text showed, but 'the wise' would be the most logical translation as many languages have such surnames, e.g. English = Wise; Dutch = De Wijs; German = Weise, Klug; et cetera.
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