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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: Frank de Bohun
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 02:48:39 +0300
> On Jun 9, 5:13 am, Renia <> wrote:
> < It is likely a contraction of the Latinized Francisco - Fran'co.
> < Another examples is Johannes - Joh'es
> No, Renia. Franco is Latin for Frank, not Francis.
As I said in a later post, it is probably a contraction of the Spanish
Francisco, which ruled Provence at the time.
Frank is a contraction of Francis and has been for several hundred
years. Whether that was the case in the early medieval period, I don't
know, but the term Frank was known to the Romans.
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