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Re: Names of Amals Y Balths

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  • hrafnsnest
    Hail Nancy Your question - ... No, however, the two words, Balthi and Balder, are etymologically related. They are both derived from the same Indo-European
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 8, 2002
      Hail Nancy
      Your question -
      > Is Balder ancestry of BalthiĀ“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".
      Sael,
      Jeff
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