In a message dated 7/2/2003 10:49:15 AM Central Daylight Time, yana@...
> Predslava, didn't it go something like "poklon ot..."?
Right! I forgot!
Many of the birch-bark letters begin "poklon ot...." followed by the genitive
of (usually) the first name of the sender. Meaning (literally) "a bow
from..." i.e. "greetings from...".
Again, I don't have my sources. Some of the later (1980s) collections have
indices so you can look up "poklon" and get a # for a birch-bark letter and
maybe more formulae from there.
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