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Polish term or phrase:Arius
English translation:Ariusz
Entered by: Jacek Krankowski
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08:11 Aug 16, 2000
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Polish term or phrase: Arius
My family is from Poland. I am trying to find the English translation of our lastname. someone translated it as meaning golddress but I would like to know the literal translation.
michelle
Ariusz
Explanation:
Your ethymological research is correct. However, the name of Arius has never become common in Poland and you may find it only in historical dissertations on the theological doctrine of Arius and Arianism. In fact, children have not been given this name because Arius is not a saint, thus not a name that a baptised child could be given in Poland – predominantly a catholic community. Interesting, that Arius is not a saint or blessed within the Arian doctrine either. So Arians have not given this name to their children either, when they still had their communes in Poland.

Therefore, the name "Arius" of genuine Latin origin is in Polish "Ariusz", likewise most historic latin names with "us" ending.
Regards
Marek
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Marek Czerski
Poland
Local time: 09:26
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. It is deeply appreciated.

Michelle

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Hanna Burdon


  

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Explanation:
I am Polish and I don\'t know such a word. Internet search yielded 59 Polish pages, Arius being most often a name of diving clubs - I have no idea why, for according to Britannica, Arius was a \"Christian priest of Alexandria, Egypt, whose teachings gave rise to a theological doctrine known as Arianism\". And arius certainly does not mean \"gold dress\" in Polish, sorry... :)


    Reference: http://search.britannica.com/search?query=arius
Hanna Burdon
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:26
Native speaker of: Polish
PRO pts in pair: 706
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Ariusz


Explanation:
Your ethymological research is correct. However, the name of Arius has never become common in Poland and you may find it only in historical dissertations on the theological doctrine of Arius and Arianism. In fact, children have not been given this name because Arius is not a saint, thus not a name that a baptised child could be given in Poland – predominantly a catholic community. Interesting, that Arius is not a saint or blessed within the Arian doctrine either. So Arians have not given this name to their children either, when they still had their communes in Poland.

Therefore, the name "Arius" of genuine Latin origin is in Polish "Ariusz", likewise most historic latin names with "us" ending.
Regards
Marek


    Doroszewski, Słownik języka polskiego. PWN, reprint 1996
Marek Czerski
Poland
Local time: 09:26
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in pair: 12
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. It is deeply appreciated.

Michelle
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