Re: [tied] bison

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17790
Date: 2003-01-19

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From: "João Simões Lopes Filho" <jodan99@...>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] bison

> It remind me a question: would PIE have different words for "bull/auroch" and "bison", or the same word?

It's hard to tell, since no 'bison' word is actually reconstructible all the way back to PIE. But those who lived within the range of both the aurochs and the bison (especially the Germani, Slavs and Balts) did not confuse them.