--- In cybalist@..., x99lynx@... wrote:
> Another perhaps better conjecture is that <Guthalus> is "Gota alv,"
>/....../ ---Of course, we can take Pliny <alus> as <alvs>. And of
course he probably
> never actually heard the words from a native speaker. <Goth Alvs>
> might be a generic reference to a natural harbor formed at the
mouth of any
> river.

******GK: How would you etymologize these components Steve? GOTA-ALV
or GOTH-ALVS. BTW thanks for the intervention.*****