> 19-08-03 15:57, tgpedersen wrote:wouldn't
> >> 19-08-03 14:09, Piotr Gasiorowski wrote:
> >> P.S. The original meaning of the causative verb [*woik-eje-] was
> >> 'make fight, engage' or something of the kind.
> > I haven't been talking to those PGmc speakers lately, so I
> > know. Are you sure? Seems to me the "consecrate (to be amessenger to
> > the other side)" fits better.We have a word for "defeat", one for "consecrate" and the fact that
> Fits _what_ better?
>We have the Indo-European verb root *weik-/*wi-n-k-A vowel sequence *-yky- (vel sim.) is easily simplified to *-yk-.
> 'fight, overcome', also in Germanic (Goth. weihan 'fight').
> corresponding _causative_ should be expectyed to mean 'cause to
> i.e. 'make (sb) fight', hence 'attack, irritate, trouble, torment'etc.
>Who's interested in making someone fight?