Re: [tied] Primordial Man, Ymir, *Yemos, PIE cosmogony

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 17924
Date: 2003-01-22

>I doubt if even a formal connection between <ymir> and anything like
>*jemos is tenable, pace Pokorny's tour-de-force derivation: ymir
>< *jumja- < *jm.-ja- [...] I think a connection with Jumis, the Baltic
>harvest deity, [...]is more compelling than any other etymology. The
>root is (presumably) Pokorny's *jeu- 'join, bind together',[...]

But I'm confused. Where then does the *-m- come from if it is from
*yeu-? And where does "Yama" come from then if not from *Yemos? Is
there another etymology possible for the latter?

- gLeN

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