Re: [tied] Re: Religion

From: Christopher Gwinn
Message: 3931
Date: 2000-09-20

> Incidentally, "cécht" does mean "plow beam", but
> if you put the adjective "dían" (swift) in front
> of it, you get a compound with lenition of the
> second element: dían-chécht, which weakens that
> explanation.

I have often wondered if Dian Cecht might be a corruption of *Deuonos
"divine lord" (note that Deuona was a popular Celtic water goddess).

-C. Gwinn