> You're doing a kind of odd linking: solar = sky =
> cloud = water.
> But if we will find some secure trait of Storm-God in
> Nuada, we could try to explain his name as
> "Cloud-Maker", or something alike.
> Nuada < *noudHo-do:-nt ?
> Joao SL
> --- "A." <xthanex@...> escreveu:
> Depending upon how you look at things, Nuada *might*
> be a sky/sun
> deity. Likewise he may be some form of water deity if
> he is linked to
> Nodens (Roman Britain).
> Of course Nodens is not really clear as his temple
> displays definite
> water traits, and yet there is also solar imagery (the
> being an apparent sun chariot) I personally wonder
> whether they may
> have linked the two (sun and ocean) after watching the
> sun set in the
> western sea for centuries.
> My thanks for the response and information, it is
> deeply appreciated.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Joao S. Lopes"
> > I understand the root *(s)neudH- "cloud", cf. Latin
> > nu:bes (>nubine> Portuguese nuvem)...
> > Is there some trait in Nuada that make him a
> > "Cloud-Maker"?
> > I've ever seen Nuada as linked to OE Saexneat, OHG
> > Saxnot < *Sahsa-nautaz.
> > Joao SL
> > --- "A." <xthanex@...> escreveu:
> > ---------------------------------
> > My apologies if this is a bit of a dead horse...
> > I know there are theories linking Nuada to the PIE
> > root *neud- "to
> > grasp for something / to acquire"
> > And Dumezil has attempted to link Nuada to the root
> > *nedh-, "to bind"
> > (Mitra-Varuna pg 99)
> > But I have repeatedly seen the name expressed as
> > meaning "Cloud Maker";
> > can anyone explain the etymology of this specific
> > term??
> > Sincerely,
> > Aydan