Re: [tied] PIE blood

From: alexmoeller@...
Message: 15471
Date: 2002-09-14

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From: "Piotr Gasiorowski" <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
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Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] PIE blood

The basic 'blood' term in PIE is *h1esh2-r/*h1esh2-(e)n- (e.g.
Hitt. eshar, eshan-, Skt. ásRk, asnáH, Latv. asinis [pl.], Gk.
e:ar). The derivation of <sanguis> is somewhat problematic.
One current view, which I, for one, am reluctant to accept, is
that it represents *h1sh2(e)n-gW- > *sangW-, the above root
with an "extension" allegedly appearing also in Skt. asRk
(asRg) < *h1esh2r-gW. This is too convoluted for my taste,
which doesn't mean that I have a better idea.


[Moeller] it seems that the root was made to corespoond moer
with avestan aand sanskrit.
The hittitic form "eshar /eshan" specialy eshan could be
related a bit ease with "san"
But the "g" in latin and dacian ( in the case that "sangi"
from Sangidava have had the same meaning) is hard to explain..
So bad romanian here cannot help because if dacian sangi= lat
sanguis then is almost imposible to say from which form the
romanian word camme.