Re: [tied] je,dza/yaga

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 9536
Date: 2001-09-16

Incorrect for the modern languages, at any rate. In 16th/17th-century Polish, <je,dza> glossed Latin words meaning "witch, sorceress", but also <lamia>, <chimaera>, etc. Czech <jeza> derives from a form like the Modern Polish one, with the nasal vowel denasalised and the affricate <dz> simplified.
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From: Max Dashu
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2001 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] jezda/yaga

So is the medieval/modern meaning that I've seen given as "raging" incorrect?