Re: [tied] Re: Apollo

From: Andrei Markine
Message: 9617
Date: 2001-09-20

At 9/20/2001 07:28 AM +0000, Sergejus Tarasovas wrote:
>--- In cybalist@..., cas111jd@... wrote:
> > In 279 BC Celtic warriors plundered Greece all the way to Delphi.
> > Unfortunately, the Greeks did not enumerate the names of the Celtic
> > tribes. Their leader was Brennos. Interestingly, Strabo (IV, 1)
> > that Brennos was from a tribe called the Prausians. This name, I
> > think, recalls the medieval Prussians.
>Ethnonym Prussian, whatever be it's origin ( < Baltic hydronym
>*Pru:sa 'spattering, jetting' or some balticized German
>toponym/ethnonym, cf. Frisia) is usually believed to be a rather late
>one - there's a linguistic evidence (eg, Slavic <prusy> rather than
><*prysy>) that it could have hardly existed before ca. VII c.

Could it be a very early one - with later change *au > u ?