"tim o'neill" <scath-@...
Hails Tim jah allai!
I just remember a book of old germanic tribes. Chatti was supposed to
be hessians(from Hessen). Maybe "hattaz" or "hattoz" then. Cherusci,
the prefix could be "her" army. Usci could it mean thunder like ON
ass-ekja, which means god-travel? Or could it be related to harness,
Sw. harnesk, "the harnessed"?
Have to look in a wordlist. Maybe Suebi is related to the ON name
I will check out what it means.
> Anyway, the 'Germania' discussion group there is part of the city of
> 'Tara' which is mainly devoted to ancient Celtic culture. 'Germania'
> is the lone outpost of Germanic enthusiasts on AS, and it's small by
> comparison with some other AS communities - about 100 members so far.
> Most members of Germania belong to Celtic tribes or Roman families, so
> some are looking to set up a Germanic tribe. I'm pushing to get them
> to call it by a Germanic name - rather than 'Teutones' or 'Cimbri' or
> 'Marcomanni' or some other Latinised form. I go by the name
> 'Thiudareiks Flavius' there, so I've suggested establisting a
> 'Gut-thiuda', but others are interested in the Cherusci, Suebi, Chatti
> What Germanic forms can we reconstruct from these Romanised names?
> I've hypothesised that the Marcomanni *may* have called themselves
> something like the '*Markomannanaz' and that if the name of the
> is related to the Gothic 'harjis' then the West (?) Germanic form
> have been '*Hari'. What about the Chatti, Cherusci and Cimbri? Is
> name of the Teutones related to the Gothic 'thiud'? If so, could they
> have been the '*Thiudaz'?
> Any suggestions welcome.
> Tim O'Neill/Thiudareiks Flavius
> Tasmanian Devil
> PS The URL of Ancient Sites is www.ancientsites.com - you can find
> 'Germania' by going to Tara and selecting 'Boards' to bring up a list
> of Tara's discussion boards. Thiudareiks Flavius' domus in Rome (he's
> a follower of Audawakrs/Odovacar) is at http://www.ancientsites.com/u