Re: [tied] greek phallus

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17158
Date: 2002-12-12

This might be an extended form of the *bHel- root, namely *bHelh1-, a metathetic variant of *bHleh1- (as in blow, blossom, bloom and Lat. flo:s). Cf. *pleh1-/*pelh1- 'fill'.


----- Original Message -----
From: <S.Tarasovas@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 11:05 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] greek phallus

What if *bólna ~ *bólnI (Russ. _boloná_, _bolón'_ 'outgrowth on a
tree, cambium') are related? The acute (normally pointing to *bHolH-n-
rather than *bHol-n- < *bHel-, underlying Greek _pHállos_ < *bHl-no-
) presents a problem, but one can always evoke Metathony or something
of the kind...