Re: [tied] Re: OE *picga

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16601
Date: 2002-11-05

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From: tgpedersen
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 1:08 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: OE *picga

Is that Russ. 'vorona' related the PIE *v-r-(t-) "turn" root (or perhaps "raven" by metathesis?).
Neither. It's Slavic *worna < Balto-Slavic *wa:rna:, a vr.ddhied feminine derivative of masculine *warnas (Slavic *wornU) 'raven' (a.k. [onomatopoeically] a. *krauk- in Balto-Slavic), perhaps connected with Skt. varn.a- 'cloak, mantle; dye, colour, ink' (among other things). The Germanic 'raven' word is *xrab(a)na-, ostensibly < *krop-onó-, but perhaps an original *krokW-onó- is preferable, with the sporadic *kW > *p change in pre-Gemanic.