Re: Baltic Slav rebellion

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 5620
Date: 2001-01-18

--- In, "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> While we are at it -- what's the etymology of Lithuanian Vy- in

There're actually two of them.

1. (majority?) Vy'tautas < *Vy'dtautas (cf. Tau~tvydas), so vyd-
<*ueid- 'see etc'
2. (minority, but my favourite) vy- 'chase, drive' < uei(H)- ?, vy-
attested in a lot of genuine Lith. names like Vy'gantas etc.