Re: plough

From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 9129
Date: 2001-09-07

--- In cybalist@..., "Sergejus Tarasovas" <S.Tarasovas@...> wrote:
> --- In cybalist@..., tgpedersen@... wrote:
> > What is the date of the quote of those <plaumorati>?
> Sorry, I don't remember the exact date and have to consult some of
> books. About the beginning of our era. The word is hardly Slavic -
> rather from some language in Pannonia.
> Sergei

I was reminded of *pl-wm- in the Greek for "lungs", supposedly
meaning "floaters", and I got an image of the wheels holding up the
plough from the wet, muddy field like two floats. I suppose, without
ever having tried it, that the problem of ploughing with a wheelless
plough is to keep it from digging itself down into the wet ground.