[tied] Re: sanskrit"bhuman"

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16046
Date: 2002-10-08

--- In cybalist@..., alexmoeller@... wrote:

> hmmm. "all the earth" is not earth as globe and is not
> properly "land"
> Is this a compouse word ?
> I guessesd this should be an evoultion from PIE bhudhm(e)n
> `Boden'
> What does speak against the possibility of this radical for
> having an "t" at the end like *bhudhm(e)nt?

No, *bHudH-m(e)n- (related e.g. to Skt. budHna- 'ground', as well as
to Eng. bottom, Ger, boden, Gk. putHme:n, Lat. fundus), and *bHuh2-m
(e)n- (> IIr *bHu:man-, also *bHu:mi-, *bHu:mi: 'the earth, world',
related to Gk. pHu:ma 'growth'), are two different words from
different though similar-looking roots. *bHeuh2- meant 'grow, arise,