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[gothic-l] Re: [Fwd: Thunder in Cyberspace]

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  • got@yesbox.net
    david salo wrote: original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/gothic-l/?start=1267 ... an ... have ... Old ... Germanic ... would ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 6, 1999
      david salo <dsal-@...> wrote:
      original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/gothic-l/?start=1267
      > >> character, et al., to show up right on my Mac.) I've been comparing
      > >> the Gothic lexicon you've posted with other Germanic languages in
      an
      > >> attempt to deduce what the Gothic name for the god "Thor" would
      have
      > >> been. The word posted in the Gothic-to-English glossary is theihvÛ,
      > >> while elsewhere in the Germanic world the word is more closely a
      > >> variation of "thunaraz": Old English thunor, Middle Dutch doner,
      Old
      > >> Norse Thorr, Thunarr, Icelandic thruma. Are you sure theihvÛ is
      > >> correct, especially since it looks a lot like it's related to
      Germanic
      > >> Tiwaz, the god of war and the sky (also Tiw, Tig, Tiu, Tyr)?
      >
      > Theihwo isn't related to Tiwaz < *Deiwos (which has a long i and
      would
      > be Teiws in Gothic); it's probably *tenkw- > thenhwon- > Go theihwo,
      > perhaps meaning "thick cloud" in origin.
      > But the god's name would probably have still been !Thunars or
      !Thunrs;
      > most of the Germanic languages show evidence of the syncope to -nr-
      > (*Thunraz); note that it is still Thórr in Icelandic, even when the
      common
      > noun for thunder is different!

      Yes, thunars sounds realistic!

      PSThe link to the mound is wrong since it has moved. I send you the
      right URL in the next message!DS
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