Re: [tied] Is Lars a Etruscan name?

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 22056
Date: 2003-05-18

On Sat, 17 May 2003 21:42:10 -0700, Michael J Smith
<lookwhoscross-eyednow@...> wrote:

>Okay, so let me get this straight. The Etruscan name Lars was really
>Larth? Why is it written Lars then?

It's written Larth in Etruscan. In Latin, -s is added in the
nominative (Larth-s > Lars), but the oblique cases have /t/ (Lartis,
Lartem, etc. -- like Mars, Martis)

>And did the Latin name Laurentius come from the Etruscan name Larth?

No. Scandinavian Lars comes from Latin Laurentius.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal