Re: India first -- typo correction

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 51869
Date: 2008-01-26

--- In, "Francesco Brighenti" <frabrig@...>

> ...and, in many Italian dialects, "maja" (pronounced as ma:ya)
> means "undershirt". How does this etymon relate to the venerable
> Sanskrit term Maya? :^0

Interesting. Russian <májka> 'undershirt' is etymologized by Trubac^ëv
from <maj> 'May', i. e. 'what is weared in May'. This has never looked
convincing to me, and I would rather believe it's borrowed from
Italian (or that both words are borrowed from some common source).
What's the etymology of the Italian dialectism you mentioned?