[tied] Re: Daz^bog Etymology

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 45622
Date: 2006-08-03

On 2006-08-03 16:29, Joao S. Lopes wrote:

> Could Greek eu- good, be a merging of *h1esu- and *h1we:su- ?

Or, to be more precise, *h1sú- and *h1wésu-. It could, though there
are no unambiguous traces of the expected digamma. In a few words
Greek seems to have a reflex of laryngeal-less *su- (the
simplification probably took place already in PIE before a heavy
syllable). My personal suspicion is that PIE *h1sú- represents an
irregular compositional reduction (the "weak form") of *h1wé(:)su-, so
the two roots are ultimately the same.