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Nuss also derives from Denis
Posted by: James Russell Brokaw Date: December 30, 2000 at 15:54:42
In Reply to: "Nuss" means "nut; see NUSSDORF near Sw. by James Russell Brokaw of 333

In my case it should be apparent that a lot of language study is in order. Shortly after writing the brave words of
the above, I discovered that Nuss, according to Bahlow of the _Deutsches Namenlexikon_, may also derive as a hypocoristic form of Denis (formed by apheresis). (See #ll2, "Re: Etymology:
Nuss, Nus, Nups, Nussbaum"). NIES and
NIESS are also variants of the NUSS which derives from DENIS. It seems possible then that the NEUS cited in the previous message might be a variant
(see NIES and NIESS) of "Nuss means Denis".

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