Re: [tied] Gmc. *bru:diz

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16342
Date: 2002-10-17

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From: Miguel Carrasquer
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Gmc. *bru:diz

> 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)?
*bru:diz, definitely (OE bry:d, ON brúðr, OHG bru:t, etc.; Goth. bru:þs is affected by final devoicing). *mru:-tís is certainly attractive, but it would be nice if we could demonstrate that *mr- (and perhaps *ml-) survived in Germanic till after Grimm's Law to become *br-, *bl- (phonetically [Br-, Bl-]). Any etymologies worth reexamining?