Re: [tied] das Wort

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16935
Date: 2002-11-29

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From: Miguel Carrasquer
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 9:57 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] das Wort

> But does it have to be East Germanic?

Those with the prefix reflected as /go-/ (< *ga-) in Slavic are East Germanic, as a rule. I have just discovered (in the supplement to Bosworth & Toller's dictionary) OE gewerian with the meaning 'make a treaty, come to an agreement (or, shall I say, <dogovor>)'. This is the closest match I've been able to find so far, and the (alas, purely hypothetical) East Germanic equivalent would have been *gawarjan.