(OT) relevant indeed

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jun 27 15:09:23 UTC 2003

i wrote:
 >i could also cite beethoven's composition of "Wellingtons Sieg,
 >oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria" in 1813, which made him a
 >prominent supporter of the future george IV.

or, in english, "Wellington's Victory, or the Battle of Vittoria".  i
assume that portugal made arthur wellesley (who swept the french out
of spain and portugal) the Duke of Vittoria (the place), not the
Duke of Victory (the abstraction).

arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)

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