Re: [tied] Re: Agni

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 9181
Date: 2001-09-07

Without *(h)ngnis it is difficult to relate *ognI and agni- to Lithuanian ugnis and Latin ignis. Nasal dissimilation _after_ pre-vocalisation would account for all the forms in question (in Slavic, *(h)ngni > *ungni > *o~gnI > *ognI). I am tempted to relate it to the Slavic "coal/ember" word *o~glI- (Lith and OPruss. anglis). An original heteroclitic stem?
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From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 12:59 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Bog

Slavic *ognI might be even not an exception to Winter's law if etymologized as < *ngni- (eg., 1. *n- < *gn-, the whole word being reduplication of *gen- 'bend' or 2. *n- being a negation, and *gn- 'rot, decay' as if from < 'preventing decay').