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06:29 Sep 12, 2000
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Danish term or phrase: clemet
This is the surname of my grandfather, (his full surname was Clemet Shaw), whose family were from Yorkshire, and is believed to be of Danish origin.
I am trying to find out what it means, and whether it could give a clue to work done by my ancestors.
Charlotte Peters Rock
English translation:Dunno, try this address...
Explanation:
If you want to know about Danish personal names you might want to contact someone at the Dep\'t of Onomastics at the University of Copenhagen: http://www.hum.ku.dk/navnef/stab.htm
Personally, I am inclined to think that \'Clemet\' and \'Clement\' have the same root and mean \'mild\' or \'lenient\' as the other respondent suggests (in Danish... how clever is that?)
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Mads Grøftehauge
Local time: 07:44
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Thanks for your help. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It wasn't for want of trying, I even tried emailing for help. My password wasn't being accepted, until now. Thanks again. i will pass on your reply to my mother
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naDunno, try this address...
Mads Grøftehauge
namild/mild mod/skånsom/lemfældigErna Maj


  

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27 mins
mild/mild mod/skånsom/lemfældig


Explanation:
Min Merriam-Webster ordbog definerer "clement" som "lenient". Ordet kan bruges om f.eks. vejret - mildt vejr for november måned. Det bruges også i forbindelse med strafferet. "A clement judge", "a clement sentence". Det kan også bruges om folk, der har tendens til at være skånsomme og tilgivende over for andre. Ordet stammer fra Middle English fra det 15. årh.


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Erna Maj
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Dunno, try this address...


Explanation:
If you want to know about Danish personal names you might want to contact someone at the Dep\'t of Onomastics at the University of Copenhagen: http://www.hum.ku.dk/navnef/stab.htm
Personally, I am inclined to think that \'Clemet\' and \'Clement\' have the same root and mean \'mild\' or \'lenient\' as the other respondent suggests (in Danish... how clever is that?)

Mads Grøftehauge
Local time: 07:44
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 116
Grading comment
Thanks for your help. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It wasn't for want of trying, I even tried emailing for help. My password wasn't being accepted, until now. Thanks again. i will pass on your reply to my mother
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