Re: [tied] Re: Fire and the naughty little squirrel
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
This is getting interesting. It looks as if
Slavic reflexes of *k^euk^- might exist (in Polish there must have been some
confusion with the similar-sounding and semantically close German loan Schuss).
*k^euk^-ro- 'agile' (if this is what s^ustryj comes from) would go very well
with ground squirrels (*k^ouk^-lo-s ? -- the apparent yer may be a late
epenthesis). I'll see if similar names can be found elsewhere in
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Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 12:13 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Fire and the naughty little squirrel
As for Polish szustac':szusna,c' , we have s^u'stat' with
general meaning 'go back and forth (quickly)', s^u'stryj 'quick;agile'.
s^u'stat' is least likely a borrowing, as it's a terminus technicus in