From: altamix
Message: 14331
Date: 2002-08-14

Hi together.

Researching about the day of the weeks, I found out that into romanian saturday is called "sa:mba:ta:"
The ethymology for this word is proposed to be the slavic vord "sonbota"
I ask myself if ther could be a link between the actual name and the old thracian god, Sabazios.We have to remeber even the family name of Justinian was "Sabbatos". And more over, is sonbota a typicaly slavic word?I have somehow the feeling this is a loanword from somewhere else, but I will be pleased to hear your opinions.


a. moeller