Re: Arminius/Hermann

From: tgpedersen
Message: 32014
Date: 2004-04-19

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> 16-04-2004 15:01, tgpedersen wrote:
> > Aha. And truncated from?
> Something like *sigiz-gastiz > *sigistiz by haplology, for example.
> >> That's precisely why I'm sure we have the same initial element
> >> Segimerus and Segistes.
> >>
> >
> > Not only Germanic.
> No. There are also similar Celtic names, with the Celtic cognate
> *sego(s)- 'victory'. As for the similar "Illyrian" names, we have
> no clue what they meant. There is no independent evodence for
> them with the *seg^H- root. Anyway, the Siggy brothers were
Germanic, so
> if a Germanic etymology is available, it takes precedence over
> more exotic (Ockham).

The word "exotic" does not appear in any of the versions of Occam
I've seen. You're just restating the your faith in your way of
seeing it.