Re: [tied] Re: Pliny's "Guthalus"

From: george knysh
Message: 15945
Date: 2002-10-05

--- tgpedersen <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
> Are you thinking of the Narva river? It has Germanic
> connections
> also, Danish /nor/ "inlet, lagoon". Any connection
> with the Neuri
> (talking of river peoples)?
> Torsten

******GK: Some historians have indeed speculated (as
Piotr intimates)about some sort of relationship
between Heodotus "Neuroi" and the current (and
probably ancient) river names as Narva, Narev et
sim... I don't know how effective the linguistic link
would be or what it would mean ("river people"??). The
main reason for exploring a link is the fact that
Herodotus locates the Neuroi in the area where you
would expect to find Baltic populations at that time.
Or Balto-Slavic (but with the latter still so close as
to be easily confused with the former). This has
probably nothing to do with the issue, but it might be
mentioned that one of the theories (I don't favour it
myself) for the origin of the term "Slav" suggests a
derivation from a Baltic word meaning "slowly flowing
river" or something close to this (Sergejus?), hence
also "river people".*******

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