Fwd: Re: Samuel, Samantha

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Sat Apr 20 23:40:56 UTC 2002

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>Date:         Sat, 20 Apr 2002 18:52:02 -0400
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>From: Mark A Mandel <mam at THEWORLD.COM>
>Subject:      Re: Samuel, Samantha
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>On Sat, 20 Apr 2002, Edwin D. Lawson wrote:
>#Dunkling goes on to explain that Samantha  is a feminine form of Samuel and
>#goes back to the 17th century.  Dunkling has a fairly long interesting
>#discussion of the  use of the name in literature and films.
>Well, whaddya know! I'm surprised, and I'm pleased to learn such an odd
>onomastic fact. I had always supposed, without data, that "Samantha" was
>an unrelated name, associated with "Samuel" only by the "Sam-".
>I'd like to see Dunkling's discussion. Where can I find the Facts on
>File dictionary of first names? Is it available on-line?
>-- Mark A. Mandel
>    Linguist at Large

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