Basileus

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 7493
Date: 2001-06-08

Piotr:
>What if <basileus> is simply a truncated variant of *gWasi-la:wos [...] 'he
>who has the l´┐Żos going/marching', i.e. 'the man in charge, commander'?

Clever. Very clever. I don't have any objections to it other than
that the literal meaning is somewhat awkward and that the resultant meaning
of "commander" doesn't seem to be quite in line with what a /basileus/
really is. Isn't a /basileus/ more along the lines of a
"chief"?

- gLeN

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