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

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 5677
Date: 2001-01-21

How if sus- < *sus? Could we relate it to Latin sorex (<*susak-) and Greek
hyrax (<*sus-rak-)?
But the usual refference to sorex/hyrax is *sworak-/surak- or

Joao SL
----- Original Message -----
From: Sergejus Tarasovas <s.tarasovas@...>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 9:49 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: Fire and the naughty little squirrel

> --- In, "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Piotr
> >
> On the other hand, an etymological dictionary of Russian (not very
reliable, but accidently not packed in the guarage) derives s^u'stryj from
*seut-t-r-, *seut- being of the same IE *seut- as Lith. sia'ute.ti
'rage;behave violently'.
> Sergei