Re: [tied] Re: OE *picga
- Slavic vrana has Baltic cognates, hasn' t it?There was a lot of onomatopeic roots for corvids, usually KR, GR.
*ker-u [raven] Latin corvus, OIrl cru Grk koro:nos (raven),koro:nis (crow) Sanskrit kros.a [raven] ON hraukr [cormorant] Lithuanian krauklys Sanskrit ka:ravah [crow, "ka-doer"] Germanic hrabnaz [raven] (*krobHono-, krogWHono-, krokWono- ?)
*ker-n [crow?] Latin cornix Umbrian curnaco Greek korax[raven] Sanskrit kâravah?
*gWra:k- [crow] Latin gracus (diminutive gracula > Portuguese gralha) OIrl bran Germanic *krahwi- ON kraukr Russian grac^ki
*k^work- [crow, magpie] Albanian sorë [<*sarkë , crow] Lithuanoan sarka [magpie] = OSl sraka
Rio----- Original Message -----From: Piotr GasiorowskiSent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 10:46 AMSubject: Re: [tied] Re: OE *picga----- Original Message -----From: Miguel CarrasquerSent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 9:06 AMSubject: Re: [tied] Re: OE *picga> Interesting. The Latin word is corvus, interpreted as *k[o]r-w-os in IEW, but I suppose also analyzable as *kr.ghW-os. So perhaps another possibility is *kroghWono- > Gmc. *hrab(a)na-, with non-Vernerian *ghW ~ *bh.A good idea, definitely worth considering. *k...gWH is a bit embarrassing, phonotactically, but perhaps excusable in an iconic root.Piotr
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- W dniu 2012-03-09 02:30, Rick McCallister pisze:
> There is a Serbian name Nebozho (sp?) "fearless" that my Serbian friendsDon't they mean Nebojs^a? It's the diminutive of *nebojI, nothing to do
> claim is linked to Boris. Is this true or just folk etymology?
with Boris. Many sources give it's meaning as 'fearless' (from *bojati
seN 'fear, be scared'), though I have doubts about it, as the element
*-bojI in personal names is normally identical with the appellative
*bojI 'battle, fight' (from *biti 'beat'). If so, the actual meaning
would be 'no-fight' (a bahuvrihi for 'one who doesn't fight, a peaceful