Re: [tied] Jupiter
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From: "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 10:37 AM
Subject: [tied] Jupiter
> Jupiter = Jovis = *deiwos.
No. *deiwos produced Latin di:vus/deus. We only get initial /j/ from the cluster /dj/ in some case forms of the noun *d[i]je:us
> Which should be the language which palatalised the root *deiwos for making a "j" of it and giving the romans the Jovis pater which became Juppiter? Was it a Italic language? If yes, which one?
This must have happened in most of Italic, including Latin (OLat. diovis > iovis, *diovilios > iulius, Oscan diuvilam > íuvilam, Umbrian iupater, iuvepatre). The <iu-> in <iuppiter>/<iu:piter> is the old vocative *djeu.