Re: [tied] ON gandr = Sansk gandharva? Lit gondu? Slav gody?

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 9529
Date: 2001-09-15

--- In cybalist@..., "João S. Lopes Filho" <jodan99@...> wrote:
> What's the meaning of Slavic Gody and Lithuanian Gondu

If you mean, eg, Polish <gody> 'feast, Christmastime', it continues
Slavic *god- 'proper (time)' < PIE *gHedH- 'good, proper, fit'.

There's no <gondu> in Lithuanian - it's prohibited by it's
phonotactics (-onC- is possible only in syncopated words as a result
of contraction of the former *-onVC-). Similar roots:

gand- 1. 'frighten' 2. 'rumour'
god- < *ga:d- 1. 'honour' 2. 'dream; thought, reflection' 3. 'greed'

Hope this helps.