Re: Celtic Jutland
- --- In cybalist@y..., "Joseph S Crary" <pva@d...> wrote:
> Actually, I believe Pliny provides the name Basiliam
> PLINI SECUNDI NATURALIS HISTORIAE
> LIBRI IV
> [Chapter 13]
> [Line 95]
> Philemon Morimarusam a Cimbris vocari, hoc est mortuum mare, inde
> usque ad promunturium Rusbeas, ultra deinde Cronium. Xenophon
> Lampsacenus a litore Scytharum tridui navigatione insulam esse
> inmensae magnitudinis Balciam tradit, eandem Pytheas Basiliam
> nominat. feruntur et Oeonae, in quibus ovis avium et avenis incolae
> vivant, aliae, in quibus equinis pedibus homines nascantur,
> Hippopodes appellati, Phanesiorum aliae, in quibus nuda alioqui
> corpora praegrandes ipsorum aures tota contegant.
> Philemon [claims] the Cimbris word Morimarusam, means the Dead Sea,
> there upwards towards the Rusbeas promontory, on the other side
> to Cronium. Xenophon Lampsacenus sailed three days along the coastHe does say: of the Scyths. Why *must* that be an error?
> [of ] Scytharum (error as it should be Scatinavum)
to obtain a
> measurement [of the] distance [to] Balciam Isle. Pytheas mentionedof
> the very same names [as the] Basiliam and Oeonae [isles], on whose
> wild [coasts] dwell sheep and wild-oats, according to the populace
> they produce [a device] called Hippopodes (horseshoe) for the feet
> their houses, [from] Phanesiorum another report that someonestripped
> [an] ancient entombed corpse [that was] entirely over laid in gold.
> JS Crary
- Just a quick association - is the American magazine Utne Reader named after this word?
> What is your source for this Anatolian term? I know Cyril Babarev
> cites it in his online Luwian glossary, but again I don't know on
> what authority. The normal Hittite term for "land, country" is <utne>.