Re: [tied] Post-Gothic "Getic" fantasies

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 13011
Date: 2002-04-03

<be> comes from *bHoidH-ah2, cognate to Lat. fi:dere (*bHeidH-), fide:s (*bHidH-) and to Germanic *bi:dan 'await' (*bHeidH-). It is unrelated to the *bHendH- 'bind' root, from which <besë> apparently derives (via *bHendH-s-ah2).
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From: mbikqyres
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Post-Gothic "Getic" fantasies

> And how about Latin <fides> "faith"?
> It sounds very likely, but I don't have an Albanian etymological
> dictionary at hand, so it would be irresponsible of me to make a
> definite positive answer.
> Torsten

Also <be> means 'oath' in Albanian. <bëj be> 'swear'.