Re: [tied] bison

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 17791
Date: 2003-01-19

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

The Old Prussian word wissambras looks like a puzzling cross between
Slavic *zo~brU and (M)Ger. wisant.

Animals' names deeply influenced by their Germanic counterparts
indeed do occur in Baltic, Lith. laks^tiñgala 'nightingale' (<
onomatopoeic laks^túoti 'jug' influenced by a Germanic word akin to
ME nightingale, G. Nachtigall etc.) being among the most celebrated