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[log in to unmask] writes:
>"s'appeler" should be from 'se appellare', being appellare a compund
>ad+pello which meant 'to call'. In Italian the verb appellare (used in the
>reflexive:-arsi) means also 'to plead'. In French it has developped
>another
>meaning.

I'm not sure how it went in Spanish, but it looks like it went to
"apellidarse" in Spanish, which means "to have for a last name".  I'm not
sure if "apelar" (appeal) comes from "se appellare" or not.