Re: [tied] Agamemnon?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 19770
Date: 2003-03-13

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From: "Håkan Lindgren" <h5@...>
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Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 7:47 AM
Subject: [tied] Agamemnon?

> Eavesdropping here.... What is the etymology of the name Agamemnon?
> Hakan

Probably aga- + *mén-mo:n 'staunch in battle' (cf. meno: 'stand fast, abide', Menela:os < *mene-la:wos. The prefix <aga-> occurs in several other old names as well as common adjectives like <aga-klutós> 'very famous' or (Homeric) <agá-nnipHos> (*-snigWHos) 'very snowy'.