W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 6 16:56:48 UTC 2014

iw:  <<Ukrainian name "Petro" ... THE STRESS on the 2nd syllable>>
WB:  <<Petro>> [peh-TROH].  Wow. Curiouser & curiouser. I'm still puzzled
by the form.  Could it have derived from a clipping of <<Petrovich>>, which
has the stress on the /o/??  (I'll pay closer attention to Anglophone news
readers; am sure they were saying [PEH-troh].

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