From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: Sergejus TarasovasSent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 8:54 AMSubject: [tied] Re: Baltic Slav rebellion--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@......> wrote:
> Slavic *sve~t-o- [skipped]. The meaning 'holy' became dominant
after the introduction of Christianity; the old central meaning
was 'powerful, vigorous'.
Rather 'sacred'. Quite a pagan term, also supported by Baltic
cognates whose basic meaning is '(pagan) festival', which of course
could be related to 'powerful, vigorous', but I'm not aware of any