Thus, Sachsen became Saxony and Nippon became Japan.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
Where does this leave Hopeful Customer and his violin languishing from hundreds of years without Truth in Labeling Laws?
While he most definitely does not have a Strad, he does have a ray of hope; he may very well have a pretty decent violin worth a few to several thousand dollars.
If someone in the family owned a Strad, then he and the whole family knew it, too.