Re: [tied] bison

From: george knysh
Message: 17852
Date: 2003-01-21

--- Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> Thanks for the scanned page, Alex. Nicetas
> Choniates' mention of <zo�mpros> can be ignored.
> It's a late source (ca. AD 1200), and the
> pronunciation indicated by the Greek spelling is
> /zu(m)bros/, which can hardly be anything else than
> a word of Slavic, presumably early East Slavic,
> origin.

*****GK: Particularly since the term "Tauroscythae"
was frequently applied to the population of the Kyivan
realm by mediaeval Byzantine chroniclers.*****

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