From: Christopher Gwinn
> > Ah, that's good. Nereus, Nera and nero:ve. Some IE God of Waters?
> After all, why couldn't it be also connected with the Germanic
> goddess Nerthus described by the Romans (Tacitus?)? If all these
> words were derived from a root *ner- meaning something like
> `(life-giving) strength', they would be also cognate to the
> Osco-Umbrian word _ner_, `man'...