Re: [tied] [w]anax

From: Mark Odegard
Message: 3999
Date: 2000-09-22

From: Yves Deroubaix

Are there any words in Germanic (or other Indo-european) languages that come from the same root as the Greek word [w]anax.

Douglas Q. Adams, in the Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (EIEC) says it shows up in Tocharian A as natak (macron over 1st a, umlaut over 2nd a).
Showing up in both Greek and Tocharian is strong evidence for PIE status; Adams suggests it may be a late dialectal term.