Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: frisgo

Expand Messages
  • stlatos
    ... Also, the alt.: 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
    Message 1 of 12 , Jun 30, 2012
    • 0 Attachment
      --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "stlatos" <sean@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Tavi" <oalexandre@> wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.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.
      >


      Also, the alt.:


      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.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.