Re: OE *picga

From: tgpedersen
Message: 16727
Date: 2002-11-13

--- In cybalist@..., "Sergejus Tarasovas" <S.Tarasovas@...> wrote:
> > From: tgpedersen [mailto:tgpedersen@...]
> > I found an old print-out of Rick McAllister's list of non-IE
roots in
> > Germanic, eg.
> > German Pugge, Pogge "frog, toad"
> > Basque puga "toad"
> > Aha! What?
> What if it is an IEism in Basque? Cf. Slavic *pyg- ~ *pyz^- (<
*pu:g- <
> *puHg-, ) 'something blown up, ball' with possible Baltic (Latv.
> 'pillow', *pauHg- with Winter's feature merging with the laryngeal,
> later deleted without compensatory lengthening and prosodic traces
as in
> Lith. krau~jas or Proto-Slavic *golvoN, hence circumflex?), Indo-
> (Skt. pu:gas 'mass') and Greek (pu:ge: 'buttocks').
> Sergei

Falk & Torp:
pude, Sw. puta "pillow", etymologically identical with Norw. dial.
pûta "fat woman"; cf Sw. dial. puta "be inflated", put "swelling",
Old Fris. püt "bag, pouch, tumor", Engl. pout. Outside Germanic
Sanskrit budbuda- "water bladder", Gk. dial. buzon = puknón. The
onomatopoeic fundamental root *bu "blow up, inflate" is a sideform
[what would we do without PIE sideforms?] to *bHu in MHG
bûzen "swell, protrude" and to *pu, pHu.


pukkel "hump"
etc, etc

And so, somehow we again have an odd root with a velar and with a
dental extension.