From: Piotr Gasiorowski
> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 16:55:58 -0000, Anthony Appleyard wrote:I simply don't know a plausible explanation of <hu:ma:nus>. Hypothetical
>> Someone wrote:
>>>Is there any explanation of Latin _hu:ma:nus_, in particular its
>>>long >/u:/ ?
>>There may be some influence from [humus] = "ground": "one who lives
>>on Earth" as distinct from gods and spirits.
> But _humus_ is from the same *dhgh^em- root anyway. And _humus_ has a
> short u.