Re: Kraków and other enigmas

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 9186
Date: 2001-09-07

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
Kraków (also older feminine Cracco(uu)a = "Krakowa") looks like a
possessive adjective, but the base *krak- is enigmatic.

I'm not sure if this can be of any relevance here, but *krak-/*kra:k-
is usually reconstructed as an onomatopoeia denoting some birds (like
woodpecker, for instance) or the sounds they produce in Baltic and