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From: "Jonathan Frayne" <>
Subject: Re: what does "subortinus" mean?
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 20:51:35 +0100
I have looked this up in Latham's "Revised Mediaeval Latin Word List" and it
is not there. However. . . could there be a period after the word? It could
then be an abbreviation for subordinatus and that means exactly what it
sounds like, a 'subordinate'. There is nothing there for the spelling that
begins 'subort. . ." I'm not sure what this would mean in context, maybe you
have more there?
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From: "Daniel Morgan" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 3:43 PM
Subject: what does "subortinus" mean?
What does "subortinus" mean?
I found this in the burials register of Tedburn St. Mary. An entry on 25 Jul
1619 records the burial of a son of Richard and Elizabeth SOUTHCUMBES, and
adds the word subortinus. Could this mean stillborn? Or infant? Or what?
It's not in my (small) Latin dictionary and Google gives no hits.
I am working from the DCRS transcript of this register, as microfilmed by
the LDS. So if anyone can check the original register at the DRO, that might
help, just in case it's a mistranscription.
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