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by Dogma (Pilgrim)
on Nov 22, 2001 at 05:05 UTC ( #126910=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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[LanX]: hey I was told yesterday that "Alma Ata" means father of the apple (ex capital of Kazakhstan) ... so alma is Turkish
[Discipulus]: good point: alms ~charity I made a varronian etymology, sorry, from Alma ~soul
[erix]: alms, aalmoes, almosen from greek eleēmosúnē
[Discipulus]: Almosen is Elemosina in Eatalian
[erix]: yeah, you mediteraaneans are one big family :)
[Discipulus]: greece had to copyrigth etymologies to fill the debt..
[erix]: good no-nonsense american approach to these soft european practices: "Upon entering the Almshouses in Connecticut, patients were whipped up to 10 times"
Discipulus should have..
[erix]: the almshouse generally seems to have become an anglosaxon relic :P
[Discipulus]: just to be sure was not for a free lunch.. sbaaam!

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