Re: plough

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 9130
Date: 2001-09-07

--- In cybalist@..., tgpedersen@... wrote:
> 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,
> ever having tried it, that the problem of ploughing with a
> plough is to keep it from digging itself down into the wet ground.

A slightly different interpretation is possible: a wheeled
plough 'swims' or 'floats' _smoothly_, like a boat in still waters,
in contrast to wheelless plough, which jumps and twitches.