Re: [tied] Re: Crows and Garlands

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 25206
Date: 2003-08-20

At 5:52:19 AM on Wednesday, August 20, 2003, tgpedersen

> The reason I left out Words for "raven" in

> (I should get around to re-merging and -splitting them one
> day)

> is that Swedish and Norwegian replaced the 'ravn' that we
> Danes are content with with 'korp'. Italian loan!?

Old word. According to SAOB the Swedish word is from OSw
<korper>; ON has <korpr>. According to Cleasby & Vigfusson
<korpr> is found in the ├×ulur (Snorra edda). It's also
found as a nickname: <Ion korpr Rafns son> 13th c.,
<Eysteinn korpr> at the end of the 12th c. SAOB agrees that
it's onomatopoetic.