Re: Sin once more

From: Rick McCallister
Message: 59646
Date: 2008-07-27

----- Original Message ----
From: tgpedersen <tgpedersen@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:20:58 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: Sin once more

> > > and Kuhn argued (I forget where)
> >
> > Grenzen vor- und frühgeschichtlicher Ortsnamentypen
> >
> > > that the tribal name Parisii contains *par(a)- which appears in
> > > Celtic names as Ar(e)-, so it is likely an NWB name.
> >
> > But this is preserved p-, and 'Hercynia' has *p- > h-
> Hercynia was taken over by Celts while they still had original /p/,
> and so it went to /h/ (when the Greeks first heard of them) and
> then zero. The "Belgic" Parisii entered Celtic territory and
> settled around Lutetia after original Celtic /p/ had already been
> lost, so their name was Celticized with the new /p/.

That's Kuhn's story too. One argument he doesn't mention is that by
their name, the Parisii should be living on the Oise river, not at


Celticists derive Parisii < *kwVr-- "pot", hence "the pot heads, the kettle kin" (vel sim off the top of my head), right?
But there were also Parisii in E/NE England, right? somewhere around N Anglia, Northumbria?
Recent Activity
Visit Your Group
New web site?

Drive traffic now.

Get your business

on Yahoo! search.

Latest product news

Join Mod. Central

stay connected.

Y! Groups blog

the best source

for the latest

scoop on Groups.