Re: [tied] Re: OE *picga

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 16602
Date: 2002-11-06

On Tue, 05 Nov 2002 19:11:21 +0100, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

>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.

Interesting. The Latin word is corvus, interpreted as *k[o]r-w-os in
IEW, but I suppose also analyzable as *kr.ghW-os. So perhaps another
possibility is *kroghWono- > Gmc. *hrab(a)na-, with non-Vernerian *ghW
~ *bh.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal