Re: [tied] bad dictionary

From: george knysh
Message: 17220
Date: 2002-12-18

--- Alex wrote:
> > Has anyone an idea if my dictionary is too small
> or there is indeed no
> > "talem" in latin which should mean hard, dry,
> strong"?

*****GK: "tellus" is used in the sense of "dry ground"
in Ovid, Lucan, and Pliny. The Sanskr. of this is
supposedly "talam". But the basic sense of the word is
"earth". Then there's "talus" which means either
ankle-bone or knuckle-bone.*****

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