Re: [tied] Re: Crows and Garlands

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 25212
Date: 2003-08-20

20-08-03 12:07, Brian M. Scott wrote:

> 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.

Hence also Finnish <korppi> (Korppi huus: "Ei milloinkaan"). To be sure,
the final /-i/ betrays a relatively recent loan.

Piotr