Re: [tied] Re: Accepted cognates of Arya?
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Indo-Iranian *is^t- (Ved. is.t.-,
Av. & OPers. is^t-) could derive from a number of hypothetical PIE
prototypes, *ist-, *ik^t- or *ig^t-, if we only had independent evidence
for any of them. The only putative cognate I know of is Toch. is'cem 'clay (?)',
which does not guarantee an IE etymon, Tocharian and Indo-Iranian being within
borrowing distance of each other. Witzel points out that a similar word for
'brick' exists in Burushaski (<dis.cík>), so its quite likely that
the 'brick' word comes from an unidentified Central Asian
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Subject: [tied] Re: Accepted cognates of Arya?
In the following examples, what would be the PIE consonants
with Vedic 's.t.'
is.t.i, is.t.aka, is.t.ika 'brick'
zCmo-is'tuua 'clay brick'