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Re: The name Bethany
Posted by: Craig Dolan-Betney Date: April 09, 2001 at 20:37:08
In Reply to: The name Bethany by Carolyn Bethany Sosebee of 171

Hi,

I've been told Bethany is a Hebrew word (meaning House of ? [poor/poverty/figs?? any one else know]) and since vowels are not spelt in Hebrew their are a variety of anglicised spellings such as bethany, bettany, betney etc.

I'm no expert but bethune would certainly seem to have the same constant sounds in it's make-up.


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