Re: [tied] Re: Indo-European for Indo-European

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 25516
Date: 2003-09-04

04-09-03 11:24, Davius Sanctex wrote:

> Can be related the name /ven(e)di/ with that of /finn-/ or /findo/?

Not directly, but there is a semantic link. The name "Veneti" is usually
etymologised as *wenh1-eto-, from the same root that underlies Lat.
venus/veneris (*wenh1-es-) and Skt. vanate 'be pleased, desire'. It has
to do with what a *pesnos uses his *pesos for.