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*ALLA- *ōþ- > ALA ODAL

This name derives from two Ancient Germanic elements: “*alla-” (all, everybody, entire) plus “*ōþ-” (One's ancestral land, homeland, home, territory). In turn the name means “all, entire patrimony”. It is of uncertain etymology, but it is generally referred to as derived from a Germanic name of Visigothic tradition. St. Alodia, Martyr and confessor, the daughter of a Muslim father and a Christian mother in Huesca, Spain. Alodia and her sister, Nunilo, were caught up in the persecutions conducted by Abdal-Rabman II, the ruler of Cordoba. Alodia and Nunilo dedicated themselves to Christ, despite their father's disapproval, and were arrested.

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