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At 20:59 30.1.2004, Thomas R. Wier wrote:

>   Marco Polo's house, part of which still
>exists, is IIRC _Ca' del Milion_ "House of the Million (Lies)".

Actually that is probably a folk etymology.
I read that _Milione_ was actually a corruption
of a Slavic name _Milan_ or something related.
The family was from the village/town of Pola
in Istria, and the place name is certainly Slavic.


/BP 8^)
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