Re: [tied] dinte=dentis

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 15054
Date: 2002-09-03

On Tue, 3 Sep 2002 23:38:30 +0200, alexmoeller@... wrote:

>tooth=dinte from latin dens, -tis
>I should like to inform you there is an old word, today used
>just for technical aspects and supposed to be borowed from
>dinte=zimtz plural dintzi=zimtzi
>If oyu cannot use today in romanian zimtz for your own teehts,
>you use dinte or zimte for the Radzahn (no ideea for the word
>in english:-)


>The zimtz is supposed to come from bulgarian zabec or serbian
>Well.. do we have a PIE radical for tooth ? I should like to
>see how the rules of Mr Vinerean applies here.

Tooth, PIE *h1dónts, G. *h1dénts (OIr. dét, We. dant, Lat. de:ns, Goth. tunTus,
ON tOnn, OE tóT, OHG zand, Lith dantìs, Grk. ódo:n, odóntis, Arm. atamn, Av.
dantan-, Skt. dánt-). The Slavic word zo~bU (dim. zo~bIcI) is from PIE *g^ombh-
(> English comb, German Kamm), which means "tooth" in Slavic, Tocharian <kam>
and Albanian <dhëmb>.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal