Re: [tied] Ancient Greek name for Volga River

From: Rick McCallister
Message: 48014
Date: 2007-03-21

I've seen claims in various places that it's from
*sreu- "to flow" (vel sim)
Our brilliant colleagues can sort that out but I'm
also interested in where Volga is from. Is it related
to a word for "turn" or what?

--- "C. Darwin Goranson" <cdog_squirrel@...>

> I read that the Ancient Greeks called the Volga
> river "Rha". Would this
> be an older nae than Volga? Is it etymologically
> traceable?

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