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I'm looking to confirm an etymology for the Christian holiday Easter. Specifically, are there any Jewish (Aramaic, Semitic, or other Middle East) language connections with the roots of the word "Easter?" My current gives the common Pagan "Eastre" with a deeper note as tot he origin of Eastre lying within the history of "East" (the direction). "East" itself is listed as having Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit origins. Anything further?
Entire Thread Subject Posted By Posted Etymology of Easter Brandon 06/08/00 12:41 PM Re: Etymology of Easter tsuwm 06/08/00 02:43 PM
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