Re[2]: [tied] Re: oldest places- and watername in Scandinavia

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 61503
Date: 2008-11-10

At 4:20:37 PM on Sunday, November 9, 2008, Rick McCallister

> --- On Sun, 11/9/08, Brian M. Scott <BMScott@...>
> wrote:

>> Or early (but post-Grimm) borrowings from Latin (probably
>> *punda 'pound', *katilaz 'kettle', the *kaup- family), or
>> the pre-Grimm borrowing *paido: 'cloak' (cf. Gk. <baĆ­te:>
>> 'a shepherd's cloak') from some eastern language.

> Would this be the same word as Spanish bata "robe,
> nightgown" via Arabic? Is it originally from Persian?

No idea.