>At least with the classical interpretation paganus doesn'tOf course.
>belong here, since it is supposed to be a loan from Latin
>paganus "villager", itself derived from 'pagus' "district".
>I will interpret your puzzlement as caused by the possibiltyAhem. (Not only in Eastern Europe. Ireland, North and South
>hinted at here that "sin" is a pre-Christian concept in
>The long dispute here over whether peccatum "sin" was borrowed"...ora pro nobis, peccatoribus, since Torsten doesn't know quod
>from Latin into Celtic might be relevant here
>since it it weren't, "sin" would also be pre-Christan in WesternWait a minute! Don't you thing that pre-Christian religions didn't
>I am reminded of a phenomenon called here a 'dumme-bÃ¸de', "stupid-Wat'n dat?! Rocker, die Unschuldige verkloppen?
>fine", a 'fine' biker gangs hit people with who they deemed did
>something stupid and which accumulates interest rapidly.
>It would be a practical tool for slavers in procuring slaves.Your slave idea might, after all, have some relevance. Do you
>There might be a connection with shepherds; I haven't found it yet.Well, until we get other insights, the one "link" might be that