Re: [tied] Bo!

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14658
Date: 2002-08-28

The Germanic words (I assume you mean <(neigh)bour, Bauer, boer, -by> and the like) are derivatives of *bHuh2- (related to <be>) with the meaning 'live, dwell'. I think Celtic <boio-> derives from *bHei- 'strike', cf. Slavic *bojI 'fight, combat'.
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From: tgpedersen
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 11:12 AM
Subject: [tied] Bo!

> 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.