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Re: [tied] Re: vulgar Latin?

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  • Miguel Carrasquer
    On Fri, 02 May 2003 00:51:05 +0000, Abdullah Konushevci ... But the root in question is *h2auh1-, not *h1euh2-. This root *h2auh1- gives Welsh awel wind,
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      On Fri, 02 May 2003 00:51:05 +0000, Abdullah Konushevci
      <a_konushevci@...> wrote:

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      >ENTRY: euh1-
      >
      >DEFINITION: To leave, abandon, give out, whence nominal derivatives
      >meaning abandoned, lacking, empty. Oldest form *h1euh2-, zero-grade *
      >h1uh2-, with variant form *h1weh2-, colored and contracted to *wa:-.
      >1. Suffixed form *wh-no-. a. wane; wanton, from Old English wanian,
      >to lessen (from Germanic *wane:n), and wan-, without; b. want, from
      >Old Norse vanta, to lack, from North Germanic *wanat n. 2. Suffixed
      >form *wa: -no-. vain, vanity, vaunt; evanesce, vanish, from Latin
      >va:nus, empty. 3. Extended form *wak-. vacant, vacate, vacation,
      >vacuity, vacuum, void; avoid, devoid, evacuate, from Latin vaca:re
      >(variant voca:re), to be empty. 4. Extended and suffixed form *was-to-
      >. waste; devastate, from Latin va:stus, empty, waste. (Watkins euh1-,
      >Pokorny 1. eu- 345.)
      >
      >As You could see, in no variant, this PIE root has nothing to do with
      ><steam> or <vapour>, neither in other languages derives such meanings.

      But the root in question is *h2auh1-, not *h1euh2-.

      This root *h2auh1- gives Welsh awel "wind, breath", Greek aella
      (*awelya) "storm". It is likely to be a variant (pre-zero-grade
      *h2áweh1- ~ *h2awéh1-) of the more wide spread root *h2weh1- "to blow;
      wind".


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      Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
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