Re: [tied] Beer!

From: sergejus_tarasovas
Message: 15202
Date: 2002-09-06

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> I wonder, quite seriously, if the PIE 'beaver' word is really
derived from a term for 'brown', as generally assumed. Why the
reduplication? Why not *bHebHru- < *bHe-bHrh1-u- 'splasher', not
unlike *kWekWlo- from *kWelh1-?
> Piotr

Cf. also Proto-Slavic *babrati 'splash etc.' ~ *bobrU (along with
*bebrU and *bIbrU [i-reduplication ?]) 'beaver' (*o: ~ *o ?; but
Serbo-Croatian _ba"brati_, pointing to acute, presents a problem).