Re: PIE for "eel"

From: markodegard@...
Message: 7826
Date: 2001-07-08

EIEC (Adams) gives *hxVnghl- - *hxVnghur, and says it's a word of the
West and Central IE realms. The article suggests eels were not known
in the waters of the North Pontic (they now reach as far east as the
Kuban, however).

There seems to be contamination from the snake-word, at least in

Adams' conclusion is the word is not diagnostic for the homeland

--- In cybalist@..., "João S. Lopes Filho" <jodan99@...> wrote:
> Is there a PIE word for "eel"? Or is it derived from words for
> Greek egkhelys (dialectal emberis)
> Lat anguilla
> Slavic o,gori
> Lit angurys
> Prussian angurgis
> *angw-el-?
> *angw-or-?