Re: [tied] Beer!

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 15158
Date: 2002-09-06

On Thu, 5 Sep 2002 21:44:02 EDT, x99lynx@... wrote:

>Also, how extensive is the "brew" word in IE languages? It appears that the
>word is also taken as being direct from *PIE to Germanic. In Greek, I see
><brusis>, bubbling up; <brutos, bruton>, "fermented beverage made from
>barley, beer"; cf., <brutea or brutia> "refuse of olives or grapes after
>pressing,... poma." But what is the Latin cognate and how is this
>development in Greek and Germanic explained?

Germanic b- cannot correspond with Greek b-. A Greek cognate is phrear "well"
(Arm. aLbewr, aLbiwr) < *bhre(:)wr. A Latin cognate is ferveo "I boil" <

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal