Re: The Birds - etymology found

From: m_orelskaya@...
Message: 4458
Date: 2000-10-21

> Also I can say, that Finist is not bird name per se, but personal
> name of Russian folklore hero Finist Jasnyj Sokol (clear falcon or
> shining falcon - word "jasnyj" can take both meaning). Finist known
> to be man, that turns to falcon (and vise versa) by "stuck self
> earth".
> Alexander Dakhov.

I believe, that is a later development of this character. There is a
strong opinion linking Finist to the bird Phoenix. If not that, then
what is the possible etymology of the word finist?
Marina Orelskaya

Dr Marina Orelskaya
c/o Department of Sanskrit
and Prakrit Languages,
University of Pune,
Pune 411007