Re: OE *picga

From: tgpedersen
Message: 16518
Date: 2002-10-25

--- In cybalist@..., "Richard Wordingham" <richard.wordingham@...>
> --- In cybalist@..., "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
> > Sw. kult(ing) "piglet" cf Eng colt
> >
> > Da. galt "hog" cf Sanskr hud.u- "ram"; PIE g'Holdu-
> Danish galt comes from Pokorny root g^Hel no. 2 'cut'. I'd never
> come across PIE /l.d/ > Skr /ud./ before. I'd been envisaging a
> from Prakrit. Presumably the sense for Sanskrit went 'castrated
> animal' > 'castrated sheep' > 'young male sheep' > 'ram'. The
> meaning 'club' of the doublet 'hud.a' (which has at least 7
> looks appropriate for a word meaning 'ram'.
> > Some kind of relation between the last two?
> It seems unlikely; the 'kult' set means young animal and the 'galt'
> set means castrated animal.
> Richard.

Falk & Torp says (re gilt "gelded sow" etc): The meaning "gelded sow"
is secondary and due to influence from High German gelzen "castrate".
The Sanskrit word they derive from g'Hel- "scream".