Re: Hat

From: tgpedersen
Message: 50318
Date: 2007-10-17

--- In, Rick McCallister <gabaroo6958@...> wrote:
> Any chance that word is related to cott, cottage?
> or to Spanish coto "enclosure"?
> I'm in El Salvador, Central America, so I don't access
> to any reference books at all. So pardon my ignorance

Since it's of the form TVT where T = unvoiced stop, for it to be
Germanic, it would have to be from a PIE *DVD where D = voiced stop,
which couldn't occur in PIE. Therefore it must be a loan.