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An Tir KLOI dated 2023-06-18

Greetings unto Black Lion, Demi-Lion and the College of Heralds. Please find herein this month's submissions for An Tir. I am forever grateful for the advice of my deputies, Countess Elisabeth, Lord Malyss and the College at large.

This letter will open for commentary by heralds from outside of An Tir on the 25th of June.

Commentators, please cite references to SENA when noting problems. Please provide executive summaries for any extended commentary. Thank you

1: Oddr Þiálfason -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2013, via An Tir.

Kunnandi kallari

Language/Culture (Old Norse) most important.
Meaning ("cunningness" as a virtue, ie the heraldic title "Cunning Herald") most important.

Submitter is from Madrone

Cunningness ("Cunnyng") is a virtue of heralds, from "The Othe of the Kynges of Armes in their Creacion", found in The Black Book of the Admiralty, vol 1 pp295-297, by Sir Travers Twiss, where it is found on p296: "Secondly, ye shal doo your trewe devoire to be everry day more comyng", with a footnote that "connyng" or "cunnyng" is probably intended
https://oscar.sca.org/s.php?u=988 [ www.google.com ] ).

"Kunnandi" is the participle form of the Old Norse "kunna", the virtuous sense of "to be cunning" found in Cleasby-Vigfusson at https://cleasby-vigfusson-dictionary.vercel.app/word/kunna. Participle seems appropriate for a heraldic title.

"kallari" is the masculine form of "crier" or "herald" (https://cleasby-vigfusson-dictionary.vercel.app/word/kallari).

2: Theodora Astarina of Nicaea -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity.
Language/Culture (Greek/Byzantine) most important.
Meaning (Astarina meaning Starry in Greek/Byzantine) most important.

Submitter is from Wastekeep

Submitter believes:

Family names end in "a" or "ina" if female

Originally surnames were often taken from an adjective or common word but could be from Latin. "aotapi" becomes aostapiva (astarina)

Theodora regent 1055-1056 Theodora Angelina Palaeologina was the mother of Michael VIII palaeoologus
Theodora Petraliphania became wife of the Despot of Epiros (BL15)
Theodora Raouliana 13th Century scholar (BL33

A place could [also] be used as a surname: Nicaea (12th Centurey peace and prosperity under the Komenian empoeror Alexios)

Several Images included below with better Greek letters.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2023-06-14/12-29-30_Theodora_2_Name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2023-06-14/12-29-30_Theodora_2_Name_0001.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2023-06-14/12-29-31_Theodora_2_Name_0002.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2023-06-14/12-29-31_Theodora_2_Name_0003.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2023-06-14/12-29-32_Theodora_2_Name_0004.jpg

3: Theodora Pleustissa -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2021, via An Tir.

Gules, a two-headed flamingo displayed Or

Submitter is from Calaphort

This has one SFCP in the two-headed displayed bird that is not an eagle.

4: Zanetta Zavatta -New Alternate Name (NP)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2018, via Atenveldt.

Zanetto Zavatta

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound most important.

Submitter is from Glymm Mere

Zanetto is a late period male given name from Venice found in "Names from Sixteenth Century Venice" by Juliana de Luna https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/16thcvenice.html
It is also found in the documentation given for Zauatta below.

Zavatta (Zauatta) as a 16th century Venetian surname in La prima parte de le rime di Magagno, Menon e Begotto in lingua rustica padovana, published in 1569.
https://oscar.sca.org/s.php?u=1276 [ books.google.ca ]
Further, this name element is already registered to the Submitter and can also be used under the Existing Name Allowance.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2023-06-14/12-40-23_23-16-39_Zauattapage94.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2658/2023-06-14/12-40-24_23-16-39_Zauattapage95.jpg

OSCAR counts 1 Name, 1 Alternate Name, 1 Heraldic Title and 1 Device. There are a total of 4 items submitted on this letter.