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From: "john pirker" <pirker@365gay.com>
Subject: (whorl) re:definition of calde
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 07:24:40 

hi, Aragorn. On Feb 8 you asked what Calde means.

I always assumed calde was derived from the word alcalde which is "the chief administrative and judicial officer of a Spanish town".   The word itself is derived from the Arabic work Al-qudl which means judge.(all this according to the wonderful people at the Merriam-Webster dictionary).


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