A Lithuanian in the News!
Ruta Meilutyte, a 15 year old Lithuanian, won the Olympic women’s Gold for 100 m breaststroke at the London 2012 Olympic games.
Pronouncing the Lithuanian name:
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Ruta: “rue” (as in the plant) –tah’.
Meilutyte: may‘- loo (as in look without the k) –tea’ – te (pronounced like tare without the r)
Ruta is Lithuanian for the rue, a flowering plant used in herbal medicine and in homeopathy.
Meilutyte is the unmarried female version of the male last name Meilutis, or the daughter of Meilutis.
Meilutis is a derivative of the word Meile, which means love.