From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: s.tarasovas@...Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 10:30 PMSubject: [tied] Re: Venice Beach(1) According to what I've read on the topic thus far, the Przeworsk
culture is associated just with Proto-Slavs (and is considered
ancestor of the 'Prague pottery'-subcultures). My sources go heretic?
(2) One of the etymologies of Old Russian V'atichi 'nom. prop. of a
tribe' has it as: < *ve,t-itj-i and connects this *ve,t-<*vent- with
at least Jordanes' Venethae. Note also that, according to toponymic
(Moscow district and area west of Moscow), annalistic and some other
evidence V'atichi where of Lechitian, West Slavic origin.
Other etymology derives this 'tribonym' from Common Slavic *ve,t-
'great, many, strong' (cf. OCS ve,s^tI 'great').