Re: [tied] Danes, Jutes, etc.

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 3459
Date: 2000-08-29

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From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Danes, Jutes, etc.
Could be. Something like *daniz < *dHon-i-s. There is of course English den < OE denn, and the Southern English toponymic dean 'valley'< OE denu/dene (f.) < *dHen-a:, and other such 'lowland' vocabulary. I think it's the best guess so far, though some parallel names would be welcome in order to justify the i-stem.
The WEBSTER explain OE Dene as "level lowlanders", from IE *DHEN- "lowland"
Joao SL