Re: [tied] The Other Tale

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7141
Date: 2001-04-18

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From: Glen Gordon
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 11:14 PM
Subject: [tied] The Other Tale

>> "prosecute" -- *h2eg^-e- [xag^e-] (??)

> Hmm, never heard of that verb before. COol.

You have, Glen. It's the "drive, goad on, pursue" root (also underlying such words as agent, act, agony, etc.). It has so many secondary meanings that a legal one seems plausible. A pastoral pun, if you prefer, concerning the concept of leading the lamb to the law, as in MCLSSAA2's attrative suggestion.