[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Thu Sep 21 10:50:19 EDT 2006


On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 10:32:19AM -0400, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
>On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Irina Rempt wrote:
>|"Illya" surely not? AFAIK it's the Slavic form of Elia.
>I thought it could be the dimniutive of Ilyich, although the
>Ilyas I went to school with were named Ilya, I think.  So maybe
>it's both?

No, -ich means "son of". I think that Irina's correct, and "Ilya" is not
a diminutive form.

R



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