Re: [tied] Fjall, pilis, polis...

From: markodegard@...
Message: 7549
Date: 2001-06-11

Piotr writes:

>Slavic *polje is an old *-jo-m neuter, while <opole>
>is a typical nomen loci in *-Ije < *-ijo-m (as in
>Pomorze 'Pomerania' < *po-morIje 'seaside' : *morje 'sea').

I didn't know that. I did recognize the German form, Vorpommern as
having a preposition. In the light of Piotr's etymology, this seems a
redundant. In English, the state is 'Mecklenburg-West Pomerania'. Is
someone gonna tell me 'Vor' can mean 'west[ern]' in German?

Before-the-sea-land, Seacoast-land.

How old is this? It seems to be a 'native' word tarted up with a Latin