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, "Tavi" <oalexandre@...> wrote:
> Another Latin word incorrectly etymologized by Lubotsky's pupil [De
Vaan] is cavea
> 'cage', which he links to cavus 'hollow' following Varro.
A borrowing from Etruscan seems likely.
> However, I'd
> prefer a "pars pro toto" etymology from a root 'stick' found in:
> Kartvelian *k'ap'- 'stick; pole, post'
> IE *g^obh- 'stick, branch' (Baltic, Germanic)
> IE *ghabh-Vl- 'fork, branch' (Celtic, Germanic)
> Altaic *kabari 'oar'
> Sanskrit kú:bara-, kú:bari: 'the pole of a carriage or the
> frame to which the yoke is fixed', Greek kuberná:o 'to control, to
> direct, to govern'
Clearly we've got here a bare root with a suffix.
Actually, this is a good example for those who asked me for "evidence",
although it has been conveniently ignored. Also notice IE
reconstructions are given in the traditional notation.