Re: [tied] Re: Modern Greek patronymic suffix -POULOS

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17350
Date: 2003-01-02

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Subject: [tied] Re: Modern Greek patronymic suffix -POULOS

> Cf. also *ajIko ~ *ajIce 'egg' and Ossetic <ajk> ~ <ajkæ> 'egg'.

I've written about it before. Since Slavic retains the base form *aje < *a:ja- (absent from Indo-Iranian) with the characteristic absence of *w, my suspicion is that we are dealing with a Slavic loan in Iranian in this case. The Scythians bought our eggs and told our ancestors how many they needed (*satá, please) :)