Re: [tied] Bo!

From: guto rhys
Message: 14654
Date: 2002-08-28

I don't remember the etymology of Boii, but I have read that derived from it are Bohemia and Bologna. Did Celtic leave traces in Germanic languages, apart from toponyms?


 tgpedersen wrote:

> Cimbri: Boiorix. Teutones: Teutobodus. Other Cimbrian leaders:
> Lugnius, Caisorix.
Speaking of boi-: Is it possible that this root which is behind the
various "farmer, peasant" words in Germanic and apparently also in
other languages could be behind some of Alex' bo- words? "Downward
address"? Children and underlings had the same status then.
> Torsten

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