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Re: Clan Memberships
Hello List members ---
>From MacBain's Gaelic Etymological Dictionary ::
children, clan, so Irish, Old Irish cland, Welsh plant, *qlanatâ:
Indo-European root qel;
Greek @Gtélos, company; Old Slavonic celjadi@u, family, Lithuanian kiltis =
race, stock; Sanskrit kúla, race. Some have added Latin populus. Usually
borrowed from Latin planta, a sprout, English plant, whence Gaelic clannach,
SO ----- perhaps we can settle on stock / race /company / sprout / people ????
MAYBE EVEN LIST IS NEUTRAL ENOUGH ???
Since our origins precede the Sanskrit language , should we search even
further back in time for a satisfactory term ???
I am reminded of my Latin studies ; SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANORUM ;
" The Senate and the PEOPLE of Rome " -- perhaps the term "" Sinclair People
"' best describes us ????
Niven and John Q. -- you are to be congratulated on your dry humor :) !!
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