Re: [tied] Chicken

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 15949
Date: 2002-10-05

Well, it means only 'cock', and *xan- is not otherwise attested in Germanic. My impression is that it is a loan, and that it refers specifically to domestic fowl.
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From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2002 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Chicken

But *xano:n can mean only "the singing bird, the crowing bird". It's not necessarily so old. And how about Latin gallus, galli:na ? What's its origin?