Re: cognates for lituanian "ravas"?

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 16616
Date: 2002-11-07

--- In cybalist@..., "m_iacomi" <m_iacomi@...> wrote:
> --- In cybalist, alexmoeller@... wrote:
> > I am just wondering if there are more cognates for the
> > lituanian "ravas" = wet, with moisture, cognates which will
> > show a common IE root.
> > Any ideea? ( i hope I am not misstyping and the lithuanian
> > word is indeed "ravas":)
> It's slightly misspelled: Lithuanian word for "wet" is actually
> <slapias>, having its cognate in Latvian <slapjdh>.
> Marius Iacomi

Lith. has <s^la~pias>, <dré:gnas> and <z^liu`ginas> (more or less
synonimic). I can't think of a word which would mean 'wet' or so and
at the same time looked like <ravas>. Lith. <ra~vas> 'ditch' is
usually explained as a borrowing from Polish.