Re: Urartu.

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 8234
Date: 2001-08-02

Beowulf was a Geat (stripped of inflectional endings), i.e. a Gaut,
in Scandinavian terms, not a Goth, even if the names are somehow
related by containing ablaut variants of the same root (*gaut- and
*gut-, see earlier postings on this list).


--- In cybalist@..., cas111jd@... wrote:
> I thought Beowulf was a "Geate", which I understood as the AS
> rendering of "Goth". The Goths seems to have continued in southern
> Sweden, long into the medieval period, though I know little about
> they became divided between the Danes and Swedes. I think the Goths
> were known for their spears, but I thought this had to do with
> becoming steppe cavalrymen before the Huns came - just my