Whoops! -- a howler on my part. <ples'n'> comes from *ple^snI, unrelated to the "hair/felt" set. I was writing in haste and it merged in my tired brain with <pils'n'> 'felt', derived from <pils'c'> < *pIlstI.
----- Original Message -----
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
To: cybalist@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] sica

Both are from *pil-s-, compare Slavic *pIlstI 'felt', Polish ples'n'
< *pIlsnI 'mould, fungus'. Without the *-s- extension we have Latin
pilus 'hair'.


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