Re: [tied] Geats

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 8268
Date: 2001-08-03

It's all rubbish, of course. The proto-Germanic form of <âss> was
*ansu-z, with a nasal lost in North Germanic because of the following
fricative. Authors of private histories typically don't know such
things and don't seem to realise that they are worth knowing.


--- In cybalist@..., ehlsmith@... wrote:
> --- In cybalist@..., Håkan Lindgren <h5@...> wrote:
> > I also took a look at the web page Torsten referred to -
> >
> >
> >


> > "10. Snorri Sturluson tells in Heimskringla about the origin of
> Aesir (the men from Asia) --"
> > [I would like to hear what an etymologist says about this - are
> Asa gods (I use the modern Swedish form of this word) really
> to Asia?]