Re: Greek wanax and basileus: A final solution finally? :P

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 7473
Date: 2001-06-05

Any possibility of link with Tamil: van.akkam = obeisance? Or is it
just coincidence?

In Sanskrit (R.gveda) nakta means night. Later in Ya_jn~avalkya, it
means: eating only at night (as a sort of penance).

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> --- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> > ... It is not quite certain that *wanakt- is isolated within IE.
> Tocharian has (B) ñakte, (A) ñkät, Gen. ñäktes 'deity', sometimes
> regarded as connected with *wanakt-, as Mark Odegard once pointed
> on this list.
> A correction: actually, Mark mentioned Tocharian A na:täk, pl.
> na:cki 'lord', na:s'i 'lady', not the "god" word cited above (and
> also worth considering). The EIEC reconstructs a tentative PIE *w(n)
> natk- > Greek wanak(t)-.
> Piotr