Re: Gothic mimz? < *me:mso-

From: tgpedersen
Message: 57812
Date: 2008-04-21

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> On 2008-04-21 13:31, Patrick Ryan wrote:
> > Piotr, I have entertained the idea that *me:mso- is the end result
> > of a reduplication: *mésmos-.
> >
> > Do you think that is feasible?
> Words for 'meat' may derive from roots meaning 'cut up, mete out,
> divide' (cf. Lat caro: < *kr(.)-o:n, and even Eng. meat itself).
> Jens's idea that some instances of *s alternating with *t and *h1
> may go back to one and the same pre-PIE phoneme (possibly a *c =
> [ts]) might work here, since we already have *meh1- ~ *met-
> 'measure' ({mas-} is attested in several Sanskrit words, but may be
> an artificial root, as those words occur only in lexicographic
> texts, so it may be prudent to leave them out of consideration). It
> seems very likely that *me:mso- reflects some kind of reduplication,
> though the details are not clear to me. <SPECULATION> One could even
> imagine something like pre-PIE *mVc-mVc- > *meh1-ms- >
> *me:ms-.</SPECULATION>

It's not a Weinberg adjective (with some tweaking)?