Re: [tied] Roderick

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 6124
Date: 2001-02-14

No, it's *xro:T- ("hroth-") 'fame, glory', as in Hroth-berht 'shining with glory' > Robert, Hroth-wulf 'famous wolf'
> Rudolph/Rolf/Rollo, Hroth-gar 'glory-spear' >
Rötger, Hroth-wald 'glory-power' > Roald, etc. A common element, as you can see.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Odegard
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 9:54 PM
Subject: [tied] Roderick

Can we find the rota word in 'Roderick' etc? Something like 'wheel-king', 'chariot king'?