Re: [tied] Neptune, Poseidon, Danu, etc.

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7781
Date: 2001-07-03

One IE reconstruction of the "house" word is a consonantal stem declined like this: *do:m, dem-s (the o-stem form *domos is supposed to be younger). This archaic genitive apparently underlies the compound *dems-potis (restructured into Gk. despote:s).
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From: Eris
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Neptune, Poseidon, Danu, etc.

I assume potes is singular nominative and des is genetive of dem (but I thought it was dom in Greek, not IE dem... ah well)...