Re: [tied] Re: Bader's article on *-os(y)o

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 32944
Date: 2004-05-26

On Tue, 25 May 2004 21:09:58 -0700 (PDT),
enlil@... wrote:

>One dictionary (first published in the turn of the previous century,
>mind you) claimed that /-dem/ was somehow related to /dies/ "day".

My Latin dictionary gives the correct derivation:

[is + dem, cf. quidem : qui:dam. Perhaps originated in the
n. idem (originally id-em) heard as i-dem; otherwise we'd
expect *iddem]

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal