Re: [tied] Basileus

From: petegray
Message: 7519
Date: 2001-06-09

> ...the literal meaning is somewhat awkward and the resultant meaning
> of "commander" doesn't seem to be quite in line with what a /basileus/
> really is. Isn't a /basileus/ more along the lines of a
> "chief"?

A German Herzog is hardly an army leader these days, but the etymology is
still *koro-duc- whether it means it today or not. We must tolerate a
little play in meaning, surely?