Re: Caucasian Alania?

From: Christopher Gwinn
Message: 15370
Date: 2002-09-11

> Such is the glamour of the Goths (and the Alani). Another widely
>circulated popular etymology is Catalonia = "Gotalandia", equally
>unacceptable from the formal point of view.

The question might be answered more easily if we could find when the
name is actually first attested, and what form it took - I haven't
been able to come with anything myself, but perhaps I haven't looked
as hard as I should have.

- Chris Gwinn