[tied] Re: More Pliny's "Guthalvs"

From: tgpedersen
Message: 15989
Date: 2002-10-07

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> "Chiefly in the north", according to the OED (the most recent
citations given there are from the 19th c.). The first meaning given
is 'watercourse, any channel for water, stream'. Another meaning that
appears in the examples is 'sluice'. The OED lists also the variants
goote, goat(e), gott, gaut, goit, goyt and gooat, e.g. "Reaching the
goit, he walked along its muddy banks ..." (1897). I think there's a
very good chance that the name Goyt belongs here.
> Piotr
Dutch goot "gutter". Which latter probably also belongs here.