Re: [tied] Roderick

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 6125
Date: 2001-02-14

*hro:tha- "fame, praise"
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From: Mark Odegard <markodegard@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 5:54 PM
Subject: [tied] Roderick

> Can we find the rota word in 'Roderick' etc? Something like 'wheel-king',
> 'chariot king'?
> >But *hro:Ta-ri:ks is a rather common Germanic name. There were, for
> >example, numerous Rodericks of Gothic descent all over Europe. The
> >*hro:T- does occur in names of Skjoldung rulers (cf. Hrothgar in
> >but not exclusively there; it was quite common in Frankish names, for
> >example. I don't see much logic in insisting that Rus or Varangian
> >must have sported the *dynastic* names of whatever ethnic group they
> >derived from. It's a bit like claiming that an upper-class fellow called
> >Henry (Henri, Heinrich, Hendrik, Henryk, Imre, etc. in no matter what
> >language) must be British because the British have had eight kings with
> >that name.
> >
> >Piotr
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