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Author Topic: Early December 2006  (Read 23710 times)

Andrew

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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #60 on: January 01, 2007, 10:58:41 AM »
My son is an Oliveira so he need an Olive tree.

Joakim, how about Crocus, Fritillaria and Gentiana olivieri ?
Andrew, North Cambridgeshire, England.

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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2007, 11:32:37 AM »
Andrew
It might be a good excuse to get them if they are pretty, but since Oliveira is Portuguese and Oliviera is Spanish it will not be the same.
Oliv tree in Portuguese is oliveira and the name actually come from the plant.

But I will be on the look out for the others :)
Thanks for the tipp.
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Joakim
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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2007, 04:38:15 PM »
Andrew
It might be a good excuse to get them if they are pretty.

Joakim, if you do a search on the old forum you should find the Crocus and Fritillaria, not sure about the Gentiana - hold on I'll just check ... No, no Gentiana, that will have to be a Google job.

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Since Oliveira is Portuguese and Oliviera is Spanish it will not be the same.

Thank you for pointing out the subtle difference :-[
Andrew, North Cambridgeshire, England.

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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2007, 07:55:07 PM »
Actually, olive tree in Spanish is olivo, oliva is the fruit (for oil), aceituna is the fruit for eating. Olivar is an olive orchard.

Oliviera is either the Portuguese oliveira (olive tree) misspelled or something in Italian ...

Chloe
reserving the right to be bit pedantic about Spanish and Portuguese if others have snowdrops etc ;D ;D  :o  ;D
and whose children are not Oliveiras - but their cousins are all Oliveiras - a very common surname here, alongside Pereira (pear tree) and sundry other vegetable/animal surnames.
Chloe, Ponte de Lima, North Portugal, zone 9+

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Re: Early December 2006
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2007, 10:14:48 PM »
Chloe thanks for straighten this out :)
Without being an expert I got the feeling that the name Oliviera exist in Spain.
The history behind names like Oliveira is quite nice. It has itīs roots in the Spanish Inquisition!!!
It might very well be a misspelling of Oliveira and many Portuguese Oliveira becomes Oliviera in USA since it is easier to say for Americans!?

Andrew I will have a look at the old forum to try to find the flowers :)

Learning more every day
Joakim
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