[gothic-l] Re: What means "Visigoth"?
- On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, got@... wrote:
>The terrain W of the Black Sea (where now my country is, the ancient
> I once read that visi-, could come from weihs "holy". In ON veigr. So
> one theory was that the name should mean "the sacred, supreme goths".
> But your *wizu sounds very probable and it seem realistic. I also
> wonder if terwingi and greutingi come out of scorn for each other.
> Calling eachother "woodpeople" and "stonygroundpeople", could be way of
> teasing eachother, and later it was to be accepted by them. It would be
> interesting to know if the terrain W and NW of the Black sea is
> especially forested or stony.
Dacia) was indeed very forested at that time.
A stony terrain? In this region I know only the region between the Danube
and the Balck Sea, called in the past Scytia Minor and today Dobrudja or
Dobrogea. Could this be the greut- of the Gerutungi?