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Spanish term or phrase:James
Spanish translation:Santiago
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09:25 Aug 20, 2001
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Spanish term or phrase: Translate the Name of James Or Santiago please
Would like to know the translation of the names of Jsmes and santiago Please thank you
Ernest Valero
"Santiago" is the Castillian name of St. James, hence this
Explanation:
would be the most common. However, in the Catalonian north it's common to hear "Jaume" and "Jaime". Compare with the French Jacques and Etienne (I known it sounds like a distant comparison) and you also have "Jacobo" (hence, the adjective "Jacobean").
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na +2"Santiago" is the Castillian name of St. James, hence this
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naAdditional note:
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"Santiago" is the Castillian name of St. James, hence this


Explanation:
would be the most common. However, in the Catalonian north it's common to hear "Jaume" and "Jaime". Compare with the French Jacques and Etienne (I known it sounds like a distant comparison) and you also have "Jacobo" (hence, the adjective "Jacobean").

Parrot
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agree  xxxxxxleliadour: Perfect! Though Jaime is used in the rest of the country too :-)
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  -> Less in Spain. I find it rather strange myself. There's also a Basque version of "Etienne".

agree  mrivas74
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Explanation:
If you're wondering how it got this complicated, bear in mind that Santiago Matamoros was the patron saint of the (largely internal) "reconquista" of the Iberian peninsula from the Moors. "Jacobo" is probably closer to the Semitic original, but I don't suppose it was politically correct to derive his name from a Semitic language (this runs along the rules that the Jesuits later established for distinguishing Jewish "Josefos" and "Josephuses" from Jesus' foster father). Universally translated names may be derived from secondary sources (Greek and Latin, for example).

Parrot
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