Re: Names of Amals Y Balths
- Hail Nancy
Your question -
> Is Balder ancestry of Balthi´s family(?)No, however, the two words, Balthi and Balder, are etymologically
related. They are both derived from the same Indo-European root>
bhel* > "to blow, or swell". In the suffixed Germanic form you could
derive > balthaz*, which in Old English is > bald, and Old High
German > bald, all of which mean > bold, as in daring.
It is conjectured that in ancient times, certain emotive or mental
qualities may have become deified or perhaps "attached" to certain
people or families, in which case, you could conceive of Balthi
as "the bold one".