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Old 03-23-2003, 06:11 AM
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[color=#000000ost_uid0][quoteost_uid0]Rom/Roma/Roman/Romany [/quoteost_uid0]

He's Latin and Ferengi as well?[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Rom - ROHM
Roma - ROHMA
Roman - roh-MAAN
Romany - ro-MAH-nee

It comes from a Sanskritic word. From Merriam-webster.com:

Etymology: Romany, married man, husband, male Gypsy, from Sanskrit [iost_uid0]domba, doma[/iost_uid0] low caste male musician

No Roman as "someone from Rome." :P

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[color=#000000ost_uid0][quoteost_uid0]Etymology: Romany, married man, husband, male Gypsy, from Sanskrit domba, doma low caste male musician
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I know *that*, I just don't know why it took you three tries to spell the whole word :P[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]So CAESAR and ROMAiNe salad aren't related to each other?[/colorost_uid0]
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[quoteost_uid0="Captain Galactic"][color=#000000ost_uid0]Please, please, [iost_uid0]please[/iost_uid0] don't call me a gypsie. Every time I hear that word, I think of that creepy guy from [iost_uid0]Choclat[/iost_uid0]. Please don't make me think of that awful movie... At least [iost_uid0]I[/iost_uid0] hated it. :swear:[/colorost_uid0][/quoteost_uid0]
[color=#000000ost_uid0]Aww, I [iost_uid0]loved[/iost_uid0] [iost_uid0]Chocolat.[/iost_uid0]

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[quoteost_uid0="Sa'ar Chasm"][color=#000000ost_uid0]I know *that*, I just don't know why it took you three tries to spell the whole word :P[/colorost_uid0][/quoteost_uid0]
[color=#000000ost_uid0]No. "Rom," "Roma," "Roman" and "Romany" are all names the Romanian gypsies have used to refer to themselves. :P





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[color=#000000ost_uid0][quoteNo. "Rom," "Roma," "Roman" and "Romany" are all names the Romanian gypsies have used to refer to themselves. :P[/quoteost_uid0]

Ahh, but "Romania" is derived from "Roman."

I have no idea what that proves.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0][quoteost_uid0]Ahh, but "Romania" is derived from "Roman."

I have no idea what that proves.[/quoteost_uid0]

It proves that "Romania" is derived from "Roman". The moron next to me wants to put a smiley or two in, so here goes... :lol: :O

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[quoteost_uid0="Sa'ar Chasm"][color=#000000ost_uid0]Ahh, but "Romania" is derived from "Roman."

I have no idea what that proves.[/colorost_uid0][/quoteost_uid0]
[color=#000000ost_uid0]I would think, like "Germania," "Slovenia," "Britannia," and "Yugoslavia," the "ia" comes from a traditional feminization of land titles in accordance to the traditional indentification of the earth as being female, i.e. motherland. Like Gea.

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