Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

The things you learn: Linnea

I had always assumed that Linnea was an Irish name, presumably because I first became aware of it through ailbhe.

Today, I saw the name again and thought I'd look it up on Wikipedia to see where it comes from and, perhaps, what it means; apparently it's Swedish (and often spelled there with an acute accent: Linnéa) and comes from a flower which Linnaeus named after himself.

The things you learn!

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