Re: [tied] Re: The Philistines

From: alex_lycos
Message: 19709
Date: 2003-03-11

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From: "Piotr Gasiorowski" <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: The Philistines

> Err... you _are_ wrong here. <aga-> as in Agamemnon is an intensifying
prefix in Greek (etymological interpretations vary; it might be the zero
grade of <mega->, i.e. *m.g^h2-, thouh I'm aware of other possibilities
as well). But in Agathocles the first element is simply <agatHo-> 'good,
noble'. Agathyrsi does make sense as a _Greek_ name (even if it should
be a folk-etymologial distortion of an unknown original, or whatever)
> Piotr

intensifying prefix meaning what? I mean what a sense will make in Greek
the construction aga+tyrsos?
do you see the word begin compunded of aga+tyrsi or o agatho+irsi? What
should it mean?
Regarding "agatho":
the Greek "th" should have as origin an PIE *dh, or *gWh and the Greek
"g" is an PIE "g". In so far which should be the PIE word or Latin