Re: [tied] Re: Patronymics; -sen, -ez / GISIL

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 9212
Date: 2001-09-08

It is supposed to be a loan from Celtic *geis(t)lo- or *ge:s(t)lo- 'hostage' (Irish giall, Welsh gwystl, etc.). I don't know what external connections can be proposed. The only (vague) proposal I can think of at the moment is *g^Hes- 'seize' (cf. *g^He(:)s-r 'hand').
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From: João S. Lopes Filho
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2001 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Patronymics; -sen, -ez / GISIL

Is there some etymology for *gisl-?
Germanic *gi:sulaz or *gisulaz?