Re: [tied] ON Thjazi

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7861
Date: 2001-07-13

It's a way of spelling <þjatsi>. If common Germanic, it should derive from *þetas-o:n- or *þedas-o:n-. I have no idea what it means, if anything. Was there anything special about Thjazi? He was a shape-shifter, but I can't think of a plausible etymology based on that.
----- Original Message -----
From: João S. Lopes Filho
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 4:04 PM
Subject: [tied] ON Thjazi

What's the etymology of name of Norse Giant THJAZI (THJASSI) ?
What's the etymological origin of this "Z" in Old Norse?
Joao SL

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