OT Re: Question about updates

AV3 arvimide at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 27 15:26:44 UTC 2011

On Aug/27/2011 3:1558 AM, chris wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-08-27 at 14:47 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:
>> On 27/08/11 , Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> On 27/08/11 , Goh Lip wrote:
>>>> Basil? I don't get it. I thought he's named after an Herb. :)
>>> I am named after Saint Basil the Great, and there is a cathedral
>>> dedicated to me in the Kremlin, thank you very much. So there :-D .
>> Yeah, right, your holiness. But somehow, I'd think the hurricane would
>> not be so severe if it is named Ian rather than Irene.  :)
>> Regards - Goh Lip
> Gosh Goh, I thought he was named after an herbaceous border.
> Oh sucks Wrong again.
> And, if my memory is correct Saint Basil was first referred to in the
> book "The way of the Pilgrim", a 12 century manuscript by a Russian
> orthodox priest.
> But then again I am probably wrong.  Comes from living upside
> down............

Actually, the Russian "Vasilij" derives from the Greek "basileos," 
'ruler,', i. e., the theological concept of Christ the King. I think it 
is an early Christian name, but I don't know when it was first noted in 
history. The English "Basil" derives directly from the Greek without 
detouring through Russia.

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