Belarus SIG #Belarus Re:patronymics #belarus

Gene Warech <operawriter@...>

These patronymics are based on the first name of the father. They mean
that both peoples' fathers were named Josiel. This is a Slavic custom,
similar to Hebrew or Arab with ben + father's names. The "especially"
example in the dictionary refers to Scandinavian practice.
Gehe Warech

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