Re: [tied] South Slavic name from 820th

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 17772
Date: 2003-01-19

On Sun, 19 Jan 2003 01:09:11 +0100, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

>Yes, I'm almost sure it's the same name. *born- was eventually metathesised to <bran-> throughout South Slavic and in the Czech-Slovak group, and to <bron-> in Polish. The stem of the verb *borniti 'defend' is the first element of a number of dithematic names in Slavic; one example, still very popular in Poland, is <Bronisl/aw>, cf. Bronislaw Malinowski the anthropologist.

Cf. also the broken board near Piglet's house saying "Wste,p Bron",
which was short for the name of Piglet's uncle "Wste,p Bronek", which
was short for "Wste,p Bronisl/aw" (i.e. Trespassers W, Trespassers
Will, Trespassers William).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal