Author Topic: Nativity of St. John the Baptist  (Read 741 times)

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Offline augustin717

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Re: Nativity of St. John the Baptist
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 01:13:55 PM »
http://www.romania-insider.com/archives/3003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sânziană


Ahhhhhh, so that's the origin of the name! I know a young woman named Sânziană. It's almost impossible to get Americans to call her anything but "Susianna."
But for I am a man not textueel I wol noght telle of textes neuer a deel. (Chaucer, The Manciple's Tale, 1.131)

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Re: Nativity of St. John the Baptist
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 01:18:05 PM »
They say it comes from *sancta Diana, the Roman goddess.

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Re: Nativity of St. John the Baptist
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 02:13:51 PM »
Neat! This reminds me of Ivan-Kupala Day, as celebrated in Ukraine, Russia, etc.
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +