Re: [tied] Bog

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 9031
Date: 2001-09-04

This is an old formation, cf. Slavic *rog-at-U 'horned' (from
*rogU 'horn') : Lithuanian raguotas (< *rag-a:t-a-). Ct. Latin X-
a:tus 'provided with X' (e.g. denta:tus) and similar formations
elsewhere (also in Germanic, e.g. English horn-ed). They are not
participles but _denominal_ adjectives. *In bog-at-U, *bogU has its
other meaning, 'wealth, good fortune'. The Slavic word may have
existed independently of Iranian *baga-. What was borrowed was the
Iranian religious _meaning_ 'god'. Cf such derivatives as *ne-
bogU 'unlucky', *u-bogU 'poor', *sU-boz^Ije 'corn, cereal'.


--- In cybalist@..., Andrei Markine <andrey@...> wrote:
> I would assume that 'bogaty' originally meant 'one who has gods on
his side'
> Compare with other adjectives with -at- and -ast- suffixes:
> nos (nose) > nosatyi (with big nose)
> ushi (ears) > ushastyi (with big ears)
> glaz (eye) > glazastyi (with sharp eyes)
> etc
> They don't look like past participles to me.
> Andrei
> At 9/4/01 08:59 AM +0000, you wrote:
> >Is Rus. <bogat-> "rich" related to that Iranian > Slavic
<bog> "god"
> >word? EIEC doesn't put it there. It looks like a -t past participle
> >of a non-existent *bogati "to apportion"?
> >
> >Torsten