Re: [tied] Gmc. *bru:diz

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 16338
Date: 2002-10-17

On Wed, 16 Oct 2002 20:37:39 -0300, João Simões Lopes Filho <jodan99@...>

>To Jens and Yossarian
>Yes, I think it's my suggestion, but maybe I saw this in some book before, I
>cant remember. Webster's New World Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary of
>English Etymology mention *marthuz "marten" as meaning "bride" (cf.
>Portuguese doninha, "weasel", litterally "little lady";and French bellette
>"weasel", lit. "little beautiful one".

I agree with Jens that this etymology deserves to be true. I have some
questions, however. Is a form *m(e)ru(H)- attested anywhere, besides
m(e)ri(H)-? What is the Proto-Germanic form: *bru:þis or bru:dis (or are they
Verner variants)?

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal