>Joseba Lakarra: Reconstructing the Pre-Proto-Basque Root
> Vennemann claims a derivation from Basque 'bide' (combining form
> '-pide') "road" in various Central European place names, (see
> among them 'Peiting' and 'Bidingen' (old 'Pidingen'), but must
> settle for the suffix being Germanic, which doesn't seem to be
> necessary: "in the place of the road".