From: Alexandru Moeller
> Most words with prefixes occur also without them. <praepu:tium>it is easy, let me tell youl. It is the skin:-))
> contained a bound morpheme which, however, made perfect sense. If the
> foreskin constitutes the front (prae-) of the -pu:tium, What can this
> -pu:tium be? Let me think...
>no, but from modern Romanian. Aromanian.
> By the way, what about Mod.Gk. poútsa (or -os) 'dick'. Is that also from
> The Romanian Substrate? ;)
> This is somewhat Ruhlenian. The core meanings of Alb. puth- are 'kiss,the time frame is ok due ts < c^ but your semantic question here appears
> caress, touch with the mouth', etc. (I assume meanings like 'collate,
> dovetail' are figurative), and the reciprocal sense 'to make sex' may be
> a euphemism of no particular antiquity. How do you know it fits into
> your "time frame", especially in the absence of anything directly
> corresponding to the Romanian word? (fem. *puthë 'penis' would fit the
> bill, but where is it?). Demiraj's derivation of <puth> from *bHus-dH-,
> is completely unlikely: it's a safe bet that the word is simply
> sound-imitative and was coined within Albanian.