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Re: Lagerstatten (was: FW: Help with Cladistics)
>From: Adam Yates <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Tue, 5 Sep 1995 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> > The word is Lagerstatt (nominative singular) ...
> > In ordinary German it
> > connotes a resting-place, a couch, a bed, lodging, or an encampment. >
> I had heard a completely differant translation for this term, in several
> places (don't actually have the refs on me but I will look for them) it
> is said to mean "mother load".
It may have that meaning in idiomatic German, but its literal meaning
is "resting-place" (_lag-_ is the same word as English "lay", and
_statt_ is one of the words for "place" in German).
Of course a "mother lode' could be viewed as a resting-place for
lots and lots of ore.
The peace of God be with you.