Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Name Day, Artur! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Artur.  Happy name day, Artur!
The name Artur is the Czech form of Arthur, which is of Celtic origin.

King Arthur of Britain (6th-century) and his Round Table of Knights have become legendary figures.  His name was first found in the Latin form Artorius, which is of obscure origin.  Other possible sources include "artos", the Celtic word for "bear"; an Irish Gaelic word meaning "stone"; Arnthor, an Old German name meaning "Thor, the eagle".  The name was often used in the Middle Ages, and was uncommon until the early 19th-century when Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, vanquished Napoleon.  

King Arthur presides at the Round Table with all of his knights

King Arthur

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Some other famous Arthurs include:

Playwright Arthur Miller

Tennis great Arthur Ashe

And who can forget the lovable ardvark
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