From: Piotr Gasiorowski
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Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 10:45 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: OE *picga
--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
>*pork^os has a plausible IE derivation and interpretation ('a spotted critter').
I presume *peik^- is involved. In my naivete, I would have stumbled at the 'r' and thought of 'pigs' before 'porkers'. Tell us more, please!
I believe that spotted hides are found in domesticated rather than wild swine and *pork^os refers to these, but I'm not sure of either fact.