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  • gotenfreund
    further investigation (Webster) shows that child is, as you say, derived from IE *gelt, a swelling up
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 9 8:04 PM
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      further investigation (Webster) shows that child is, as you say, derived from IE *gelt, "a swelling up" < *gel, "rounded".

      Another cognate is Skt. jathara, "belly".

      --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, "gotenfreund" <ekinzel@...> wrote:
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      > my Gothic etymological dictionary (Holthausen, 1934) has in-kiltho "pregnant" associated with kilthei, "womb", the latter connected with OE cild, Modern English "child".
      >
      > --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, Brian Smith <heatheninfo@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Thank yo. That I understood. I was looking for the reflex of the word, and found
      > > it is the PIE -gel (to make round, swell).
      > >
      > > Anyone ever figure out a plausible etymology for enguz, iggws?
      > >
      > > Thank you
      > >
      > > Brian
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > > From: OSCAR HERRE <duke.co@>
      > > To: gothic-l@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Sat, April 9, 2011 7:56:45 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [gothic-l] Word help if possible
      > >
      > >  
      > > inkilthon  means she was pregnant......if that answers your question......
      > >
      > > --- On Sat, 4/9/11, heatheninfo <heatheninfo@> wrote:
      > >
      > > From: heatheninfo <heatheninfo@>
      > > Subject: [gothic-l] Word help if possible
      > > To: gothic-l@yahoogroups.com
      > > Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011, 3:34 PM
      > >
      > >  
      > >
      > > Good afternoon,
      > >
      > > I was wondering if anyone here might be able to help me break apart a word in
      > > Gothic from the Gospel of Luke 2:5
      > >
      > > inkilþon = adjective; dative singular feminine of "inkilþō"
      > >
      > > I am trying to understand the root words that make up inkilþō. Any
      > > assistance would be greatly appreciated.
      > >
      > >
      > > Brian
      > >
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