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The Gautic/Gothic Connection

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  • Bertil Haggman
    Gautic/Gothic placenames are of interest in relation to the Goetar or Goeter (Icelandic gautar) in the Swedish region Goetaland. A possible connection is found
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 23, 2002
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      Gautic/Gothic placenames are of interest in relation to
      the Goetar or Goeter (Icelandic gautar) in the Swedish
      region Goetaland. A possible
      connection is found in Ptolemaios 100 AD (doutai
      or goutai) and then of course, in detailed discussed
      on the list, Jordanes (gauthigoth) and Procopius (gautoi).
      The possible connection geatas=gauti=Goths has also
      been debated.

      Goetala (sacred place of the Gauti then with the
      connection to the god Gaut, revered both by the
      Gauti and the Goths), Vaestergoetland province.

      Goetlunda (plural of lund=grove with the connection
      to the Goetar and the god Gaut).

      Goetene (-ene related to -vin=gracing ground,
      goet- to Gauti, Goetar, the god Gaut and and
      the verb gjuta=pour).

      Goeteve (like Goetala probably meaning
      sacred place).

      Goetaakra (aaker=tilled field).

      Goetavi (vi=sacred place).

      Goethem (hem=home).

      Similar placenames of course abound on Gotland.

      Gothically

      Bertil
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