From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: Sergejus TarasovasSent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 7:55 PMSubject: RE: [tied] Re: *gwistis>> (originally a collective of *gath < *gwosdos, meaning something like 'foliage, thicket', cf. Slavic *gvozdU 'young forest').The semantic development 'forest' (why 'young', BTW?) -> 'nail' (*gvozdI) has always astonished me. 'Uncomfortable forest' > 'something that pricks, peg'?