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

From: João S. Lopes Filho
Message: 9535
Date: 2001-09-16

My source was Pierre Leveque's book "Les Premieres Civilizations, tome I,
Des despotismes orientaux a la Cite Grecque", in its Portuguese translation.
In the chapter "Trifunctionality": "the comparation between mythical beings
of related names and common nature (usually equine), gr. Kentauroi, ind.
Gandharva, ir. Gandar@..., slav.Gody, lit. Gondu, to whom it's linked by
phonetical analysis, the Latin februum."
I've also thought odd the -on- in Lithuanian name.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sergejus Tarasovas <S.Tarasovas@...>
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Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2001 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] ON gandr = Sansk gandharva? Lit gondu? Slav gody?

> --- 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.
> Sergei
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