Re: [tied] Re: Fire and the naughty little squirrel

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 5671
Date: 2001-01-21

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 IE.
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From: Sergejus Tarasovas
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 agriculture ('thresh, pound').