Re: [tied] Kvissel

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 9538
Date: 2001-09-16

OE twisla '(a tongue of land at) a confluence or branching of rivers', no doubt related tio Old Norse kvísl 'branch, fork', kvísla 'to branch out'.
Another example of tv > kv is German Quark 'cottage cheese' from Lower Sorbian twarog (PSl. *tvarogU).
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From: celteuskara@...
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2001 6:58 PM
Subject: [tied] Kvissel

... I'd like to hear people's opinions on some toponyms near me that end in -twistle or -twizzle.  Is this from an OE word related to this Danish Kvissel one?