Serafina, origin of and angels

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sat Jan 27 04:02:05 EST 2001


On Sat, 27 Jan 2001 08:21:30 +0000 (GMT), Tanaqui wrote:

>
>Dorian:
> 
>+ Doesn't the "el" syllable mean something like "God" or "Light"?  (And if the
>+ latter, wouldn't that mean that Lucifer's name was anglicised from something
>+ else?  What?)
>
>Lucifer is Latinate. "fer" is from "ferro, ferre, tuli, latum", one of the
>few weird verbs in Latin (ferre=to bring). He's the Bringer of Light, and is
>associated with the dawn. He certainly didn't last long... 

Burned out just like a match, neh?  :)

Melissa (yawn) Proffitt
(there's a pun there, I promise)
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