Re: plough

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 9064
Date: 2001-09-05

--- In cybalist@..., tgpedersen@... wrote:
>Traditional wisdom
> says Rus. <plug> is a Germanic loan

This can well be argued. Slavic *plugU has a pretty good Slavic
etymology: <*plou-g- <*pleu- 'to swim', and seem (in contrast to
*soxa 'a primitive dragged plough with no blade made of a bough') to
express an impression a wheeled plough made on the Slavs (cf. also
<plaumorati> (< 'swimming wheels'), a Latinized rendering of a
Pannonian name of a plough).