[tied] Re: -poulos and -putra

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 17328
Date: 2003-01-02

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:... See also Lat. putillus 'birdie,
nestlig', which Szemerényi analyses as a diminutive of *putlo-.
Since we also have Oscan puklo- 'son' to match both Indo-Iranian
*putra- and Lat. pullus (cf. Osc akno vs. Lat. annus < *atno-), I
see no reason to separate these words despite the varying semantics
(the gap between 'child' and 'little bird' is not unbridgeable; even
Slavic *pUt(ic)a might be added here).

Bridging child and little bird:

In old Tamil,

puL 1. bird; fowl; 2. a kind of bird; 3. bee; pullURu a kind of
bird; palli = a bird

pun-arppavan- = son; piLLai 1. child, infant, offspring; 2. son; 3.
youth; crow

puttu = hell for those who die sonless.