Re: [tied] that culminates everything

From: george knysh
Message: 15490
Date: 2002-09-15

--- alexmoeller@... wrote:
> I read now that the word "light" in romanian is in
> fact the
> word "world", so the best romanian lingusits,
> Pushcariu & Co.
> light= germ. Licht= rom lumina
> DEX explains lumina= probable from "lume" because
> "lume" (old
> meaning) meant light.
> I take a look at the word lume and I see as fallow:
> lume= lat. lumen=world.

*****GK: What dictionary are you using? My Oxford
Latin Dictionary (1985 reprint of the original 1982
Glare ed.) offers (p. 1050, cols. 1-2) 11 (eleven)
different meanings for "lumen", none of which is
"world". But the connection to "lux"=light is crystal
clear. OTOH there might (?) be some linkage between
"svit" (world) and "svitlo" (light) in Ukr. and
perhaps other Slavic languages. At least I "dumaju,
mirkuju, hadaju shcho jakyjs' zvyazok tut mozhlyvyj,
khiba shcho nashi prekrasni movoznavtsi dokazhut' meni

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