With these 7 names we only have 1,941 names left to learn this year
Cevilla - near the ancient capital of the Tartesses, ancient inhabitants of Andalucia, Spain, the city of Seville grew. Though the Tartesses welcomed trade with the Greeks it was not constant enough to prevent Phoenicians from conquering the place. The earliest known name of the city was Hispalis. The Romans took it from the Phoenicians. Over time its name changed to Ispalis and with the invasion of the Moors it became Isibiliya. The Spanish called it Isbilia or Ixbilia, also, and then Sibilia. Eventually the name converted to Sevilla. Cevilla is just an alternate spelling of Sevilla. In Spanish this is pronounced 'seh bee yah'.
|the Lower Miera Valley, where my short, brilliant Spanish explorer Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco|
|these bushes grow together to |
make one hedge
|this is a pretty depiction of the|
notion that two things can make
|Although this woman's name is not Eleftheria|
(she is Katerina Botsari), her father is
representative of the fight for independece in
Greece in the 1820s. Her brother became war
minister to King Otto I of Greece and
Katerina became the King's daughter-in-law
when she married Prince George
Eleftheria - "Eleftheria i thanatos" is the motto of Greece and means 'Freedom or Death". It was used in the 1820s when Greeks fought a War of Indepence from the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
|The Spanish Visigothic |
Gumersindo - Visigothic, from the Germanic roots 'guma' meaning 'man' and 'swind' meaning 'strong'.
Hjalmer - Norse, meaning 'warrior helmet'. It is pronounced 'HALL mer'. Harmar is a variant of this name.