[tied] Re: Two yards

From: tgpedersen
Message: 15639
Date: 2002-09-20

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> It isn't the same <yard>. I mean 'yard' = 'stick' (now = '3 feet',
< OE gyrd, gerd), which corresponds to Goth. gazds and ON gaððr <
*gazd-a-z, OHG gerda. BTW, let me correct an error: the English word
< *gazd-j-o: (a "strong" feminine).
Sw. gadd "sting" (of bee, etc, the stiletto part).
How about considering Sw. kvast, Da. kost "broom" (Da. wa > wo > o),
town in Jutland Ikast (I- "yew")? That would point to gw-, not gW-?