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Re: [sig] Vocab. question: pagan priests

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  • Alexey Kiyaikin
    Greetings Alastair! Tuesday, June 03, 2003, 6:12:07 PM, you wrote: AM According to my trusty Akademicky slovnik cizich slov , z rec [zhrets] is AM the
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 3, 2003
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      Greetings Alastair!

      Tuesday, June 03, 2003, 6:12:07 PM, you wrote:

      AM> According to my trusty 'Akademicky slovnik cizich slov', "z'rec" [zhrets] is
      AM> the correct word in Czech for a pagan priest ""particularly among the
      AM> Slavs"". Said z'rec made the sacrifice of the "z'ertva" [zhertva] or
      AM> offerings.

      AM> The origin for both words is claimed as Russian... can anyone confirm the
      Old Russian maybe? The verb zherati (first vowel is the same sound &
      letter as the first vowel in "Bulgaria") - sacrifice as a priest - is
      mentioned in Old Russian texts depicting events of 10-12 centuries.
      AM> original Russian words please? (And I'm assuming that the roots lie rather
      AM> deeper than in contemporary Russian, but who knows...?)
      Maybe it's indoeuropean, but I'm no specialist in shifting of
      consonants in the course of years. At least, "druid" has different
      meaning, as well as "wlkodlak", etc.

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      Bye,
      Alex mailto:Posadnik@...
    • Alastair Millar
      Thanks to all who answered on this one... nice to have a check on the dictionaries every now and then! Alastair
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 5, 2003
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        Thanks to all who answered on this one... nice to have a check on the
        dictionaries every now and then!

        Alastair
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