[tied] Re: OE *picga

From: danjmi
Message: 16542
Date: 2002-10-28

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
>*pork^os has a plausible IE derivation and interpretation ('a
spotted critter').
I presume *peik^- is involved. In my naivete, I would have
stumbled at the 'r' and thought of 'pigs' before 'porkers'. Tell us
more, please!
I believe that spotted hides are found in domesticated rather
than wild swine and *pork^os refers to these, but I'm not sure of
either fact.
Dan Milton