Friday, October 23, 2015

Bogdan from Macedon

I am very suspicious when for any name, Hellenic etymology is provided .
While ago,at some of our forums,when we were discussed origin of name of Bogdan , Bratot has pointed some links with explanations that 
Bogdan originated from Theodore.
Precisely 


Quote:
old Russ. spelling of proper n. Feodor (Theodore).
http://books.google.pl/books?id=_dQP...age&q=&f=false

Od staroslovenski (makedonski):

Имя Богдан пришло из старославянского языка, где появилось от греческого имени; Богдан означает - данный Богом

Fediuk, form of Fedka, dim. of Fedor old Russ. spelling of proper n. Feodor (Theodore) .Patr. Fedorowicz .
Heinrich Walter Guggenheimer,Eva H. Guggenheimer"Jewish family names and their origins: an etymological dictionary " [Hoboken, N.J.] : Ktav Pub. House, 1992. page... 236
I doubt that 
Origin of the word Bogdan according to letter changes researches is out of name of 
Macedon 
Македон 
because ,
M-> B
K->G

MaiKe
BaiGe
BaGa
Bog 


while for name of Theodorus 

Theodorus =Teos-God + dorus~gift 
My opinion is that Theόs has it's root at Deus ,and Deus or f. *Deusa has its possible origin in our word Dusa-Душа standing for Soul 
link :

http://www.macedoniantruth.org/forum/showthread.php?t=8337&page=12