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The meaning of Alaminos

Postby insan » Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:25 pm

My father's side is from the mixed (actually bi-zonal)village named Alaminos. Is there a meaning of the name of that village?
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Postby Piratis » Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:43 pm

The village appears marked as Alamino in old maps. Its name was considered of French origins and was -erroneously -related by several researchers to the monastery of St. George "Alamanos", where "Alamanos" is of mediaeval origins. The confusion was due to the fact that -during the Frank domination -the Alaminos village was prince John's, brother of King Peter I, feud since 1367. Other erroneous, older publications present the village as property of Philip d' Impellen. D' Impellen's relevance to the village was that he was imprisoned there on the 8/4/1308. Contrary, the correct information is that in 1463 the village was granted to nobleman John Lorendano.

According to a more simplified version, the daughter of a nobleman who was named Minio disappeared from the village and all the inhabitants were looking for her, calling out "ela Minio, ela Minio" (ela = come) and so the village took the name Alaminos.


http://www.alaminos.org/english/history.shtm
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Postby insan » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:09 am

Thanks a lot Piratis. I never thought that there will be a web page specially related with the small village Alaminos.

According to a more simplified version, the daughter of a nobleman who was named Minio disappeared from the village and all the inhabitants were looking for her, calling out "ela Minio, ela Minio" (ela = come) and so the village took the name Alaminos.



This one is closer to TC pronounciation of the village name. TCs pronounce it as Âlâminyo...
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Postby insan » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:24 am

N. G. Kyriazis reports that "genuine Turks" inhabited Alaminos, thus the village was a mediaeval feud that the Turks misappropriated after the conquest of Cyprus in 1570-1571, a thing that happened to many other villages of Cyprus



Can someone explain to me what exactly Kyriazis meant?
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Postby insan » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:55 am

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