Re: Kastamonitu

From: George S t a n a
Message: 15270
Date: 2002-09-08

> > (1) Vortigern and Fridigern don't share an element
> > in commom. The one is Vor- + tigern 'Over-lord', the
> > other Frið + gern 'desiring peace' (not that he
> > really was).
>*****GK: So "ern" by itself is meaningless.*****

How about the German "-ern", as in "ehern/eisern, stählern,
blechern, kupfern, bleiern..." (= made of these metals or