Re: [tied] Gerrhus/Gerrhos: a Herodotan Scythian puzzle

From: george knysh
Message: 11647
Date: 2001-12-03

--- Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> If the hydronym <gerros> is a loose spelling variant
> of *kerros (or *kersos, since <-rr-> and <-rs->
> commonly vary in Greek), it might be a "Thracoid"
> reflex of *krsos 'Black (River)' (for a parallel
> hydronym, cf. Grisia [Jordanes] ~ Krisos = Cris^,
> with syllabic *-r- > Dacian -ri-). A shaky but not
> impossible derivation.
> Piotr

****GK: Thank you Piotr. I'll file this away as the
most useful hypothesis so far enunciated.*****

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