Is "Lando" really the spanish word for Land? As in Orlando?
- Anonymous1 month ago
No. Just no. --------------
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
no, "lando" is the ESPERANTO-word for "land"
"land" is suspected of being the oldest germanic word in existence. originally it probably meant farmland/soil rather than country
- darkvelvetrainLv 61 month ago
No. The Spanish word for land is tierra. Lando is typically an Italian name, and yes, is the shortening of Germanic names with lando in them, like Orlando, Rolando, or Landolfo.
- CogitoLv 71 month ago
No - it's not.
"There are at least five stories as to how Orlando got its name. The most common stories are that the name Orlando originated from the tale of a man who died in 1835 during an attack by Native Americans in the area during the Second Seminole War. Several of the stories relay an oral history of the marker for a person named Orlando, and the double entendre, "Here lies Orlando." One variant includes a man named Orlando who was passing by on his way to Tampa with a herd of oxen, died, and was buried in a marked grave.
At a meeting in 1857, debate had grown concerning the name of the town. Pioneer William B. Hull recalled how James Speer (a local resident, and prominent figure in the stories behind the naming of Orlando) rose in the heat of the argument and said, "This place is often spoken of as 'Orlando's Grave.' Let's drop the word 'grave' and let the county seat be Orlando."
Through a retelling of history, it is believed that a marker of some sort was indeed found by one of the original pioneers. However, others claim Speer simply used the Orlando Reeves legend to help push his plan for naming the settlement after the Shakespearean character."Source(s): Wikipedia