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Re: [opensuse] [OT] What's in a Name? [was: Missing i686 packages from download.opensuse.org]
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 10:16:50 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612131016.50883.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 13 December 2006 10:01, Geir A. Myrestrand wrote:
> Philipp Thomas wrote:
> > On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 08:13:31 -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> >> Schulz means "protector," or something of that ilk.
> >
> > Let a German tell you that it doesn't ;-) I can only guess that it
> > is related to Schulze, which is an old term for mayor. So in the
> > end, you weren't *that* far away :)
>
> No need to guess, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schulz

I wrote "policeman" first, but then after checking the association with
the SS, changed it to "protector." I'm guessing that a common root is
involved with all these various meanings.


> If it is in Wikipedia then it is true, right? ;-)

Wikipedia defines reality.


> --
>
> Geir A. Myrestrand


RRS
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