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Origin of the name GENTIO.
Etymology of the name GENTIO.
Meaning of the baby name GENTIO.

  

GENTIO.  Portuguese name, originally signifying "a Gentile" or "a pagan," later "gentian plant," because the Illyrian king, Gentius, gave name to the plant.  Also see Italo-Albanian Genti and its feminine Genta.

    GENTOO, s. and adj.  This word is a corruption of the Portuguese Gentio, "a gentile" or heathen, which they applied to the Hindus in contradiction to the Moros or "Moors," i.e. Mahommedans.  Both terms are now obsolete among English people,... (Hobson-Jobson, Yule-Burnell, 1903)

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