- --- In email@example.com, "stlatos" <sean@...> wrote:
>Also, the alt.:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tavi" <oalexandre@> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, "stlatos" <sean@> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Although I disagree with slatos' etymology, I must agree with him in
> > > > this word having initial *wr-, as in Latin ru:scus.
> > >
> > > If ruscum is a native L word, and I have no reason to think
> > otherwise, it's related to 'rust' and 'red' from the color of its
> > berries. Its slight similarity to * wrizgo:n \ * brizgo:n \ etc. is
> > just coincidental (as cognate words cover all types of plant( part)s,
> > some of which happen to be named after other features instead).
> > >
> > I disagree. Not only they refer to the same plant but also they've got a
> > -sk- ~ -zg- cluster. Too many "coincidencees".
> Only one set of words (from one borrowing, probably) in one language so corresponds; none of the others do.
OE ru:st; Alb ndryshk
L ruscum 'butcher's broom (plant w red berries)' >>
rusco: \ rusto: 'clear of butcher's broom'
of st / sk seen in both is AT LEAST as unusual as "a -sk- ~ -zg- cluster", so I see no need to abandon the 'red' connection.