Re: Aegir and Ran, etymologies

From: Marco Moretti
Message: 33958
Date: 2004-09-02

--- In, "Joao" <josimo70@...> wrote:
> What are the etymologies for Norse Sea Gods AEGIR and RÁN ?
> Joao SL

They seem to be pre-IE items, with difficult etymology.
A link between AEGIR (> *e:gijaz) and *akw- 'water' seems
very improbable. At this moment I haven't the faintest
idea about the origin of RÁN.