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Padua, Italy Ancient Patavium Armenian Name

Asiatic Affinities of the Old Italians
Robert Ellis

Historians have intimated that an ancient Armenian language may have formed a nascent influence in Europe extending all the way from the Armenian Highlands to the Pyrenees Mountains. Robert Ellis describes the origins of the name of the Italian town of Patavium, modern Padua, as originating from the Armenian and Thracian. 

Armenian: patel, "to enclose"
Armenian pat or baad, "wall"
Armenian patovar, "wall, rampart"
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