Re: [tied] tungel

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14287
Date: 2002-08-10

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From: Tore Gannholm
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 8:28 PM
Subject: [tied] tungel

> Threre is a word tungel meaning moon.
> Can anybody comment on this.
> Origin?
OE tungol (Gen. tungles, tungol, a strong neuter) and OHG (himil-)zungal meant 'star', cf. OE tungol-cræft 'astrology'. I don't know its etymology; perhaps there's some kind of irregular connection with <twinkle>, but I'm only guessing here.