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Re: Genealogy of Catherine Dachsteder (1781-1856)
Posted by: Mark Putnam (ID *****5305) Date: January 01, 2010 at 00:33:28
In Reply to: Genealogy of Catherine Dachsteder (1781-1856) by Charles Julian of 187

I've been studing the meaning of the name Kinetis also spelled Knutje, Kenutje, and in Dutch Aeffie.

I would seem that Kinetis was given to Aeffie Bradt, reportedly, by her parents and that Aeffie was her Dutch name both meaning the same thing: Forever.

This may prove to be true. The Latin word for ageless, everlasting, and eternity is "aevus", which comes from aetas. The meaning of Eva, as in Adam and Eva, is giver of "life". This is the meaning of aetas, which also means lifetime, age, and time. Aetas forms "aeterno" meaning eternal.

So, it seems that Kenutje means eternal or everlasting.

The Chippewas/Ottawa word for eternal is "kagini". The Onondaga word for eternal, or ageless, is "oxtea" nearly aetas in spelling. Eternal is "zeniehoewe", which seems to be related to Latin "senex" meaning to be a senior, senile, of the senate, or aged. Everlasting in Onondaga is "tiotcont".

In Dutch eternal, everlasting, or ageless is "eeuw" and "eeuwig" from which is seems comes "aeffie". The root is Latin "aevus".

Knutje, Kenutje, Kinetis, and Aeffie seems to all mean the same thing, which is everlasting life, or forever.

French "seneschal" means senior servant.

Another word connected to senior is century, which comes from Latin "centum" meaning a hundred or an infinitely large number. "Quantum" means of what size, how great, or how ever great. A quantum is a great many or infinite quantity.

In Greek, "aevaos" mean everlasting. In Greek, "v" is in English and "n", so the really root in all these words is "aen" or "aev"--Aeffie, or in Mohawk it would be, it seems, "k-en-utje". The English word annual means a year but is also a measure of age.

Greek "aei" means always. So, Kenutje and Aeffie also means all, or always. Dutch always is "gantse". Onondaga always is "tiotcont", and in Chippewa it is"kaginig"

Mark R. Putnam
[A descendant of Andreas Bradt and perhaps Kenutje]


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