Re: about the name of God in IE languages

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 16880
Date: 2002-11-25

--- In cybalist@..., alexmoeller@... wrote:
> The greek "Theus" (
> with theta) .

Actually it's 'tHeos'. Pokorny root 409 (*dHe:s) and also cognate
with Thracian desa-, disa- (Duridanov), giving us a nice regional
linkage. The root also shows up in the Italic languages.

> This word has an obscure etymology cf. H. Frisk
> Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, Heidelberg 1958 and P.
> Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque,
> Paris 1968
> for thracian language Pogirc give us the name "zalmos" where
> he thinks it should have meant "protector" and try to make the
> conection with the sanskrit: "sarman" which is supposed to
> mean protection.for the dacian one, there is Zalmoxis .