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Infinitus

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Kondylis -> Κονδύλης
« on: 13 Jan, 2006, 06:54:31 »
I was wondering if anybody can give me a meaning for the word "Kondylis" which is greek.
It's my gf's name. She wants to know the meaning.
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« Reply #1 on: 13 Jan, 2006, 14:10:39 »
Kondyli is a slate pencil. Kondylis is a Greek surname, but I don't know how it may relate to the slate pencil. I'll have a look.

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« Reply #2 on: 13 Jan, 2006, 20:11:21 »
As I was saying, Kondylis is a surname, and surnames often come from jobs or place names. There is, for example, a place on the Peloponnese called Kondylea, but it's now called Kandyla.

The root of the name may have something to do with kondyli (slate pencil) or kondylos (condyle, a rounded process at the end of a bone serving to form an articulation with another bone; or the tuber of a plant).

Kondylos is also the name given to a shrike (Lanius).

It is also of interest that there's an adjective from 'kondyli', kondylenios, meaning beautiful, picture-perfect. A woman's name that has gone out of fashion is Kondylia or Kondylo (i.e. beautiful).


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« Reply #3 on: 13 Jan, 2006, 20:21:17 »
It is also of interest that there's an adjective from 'kondyli', kondylenios, meaning beautiful, picture-perfect. A woman's name that has gone out of fashion is Kondylia or Kondylo (i.e. beautiful).

I think that someone hit the jackpot

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« Reply #4 on: 14 Jan, 2006, 03:26:59 »
really cool. Thanks.