[gothic-l] Rome, Roman, Greek
- Goths dags allaim!
In my "waurda niuja faur gutrazdai" I proposed:
Rome = Romabaurgs (cf.Icelandic Romaborg)
Roman = Walahs (cf. OHG, OE)
Greek = Graikus (from Lat. Graecus)
Meantime, I've got access to the Gothic Bible (I have downloaded it from
the "Wulfila Project" website). Thus, I found out that there are attested
Gothic words for these terms:
Ruma (sf) = Rome
Rumons (sm, i-stem) = Roman
Kreks (sm) = Greek
Having in view their phonetics, these words seem to be not adaptations
from Greek made by Wulfila, but rather words which were really in use
among the Goths of the 4th century.
Thus, in this case, my inventions are useless.