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

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17931
Date: 2003-01-22

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From: "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Primordial Man, Ymir, *Yemos, PIE cosmogony

> 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?

No, no. It comes from *jemos, of course. What I'm saying is that <yama-> and <ymir> are unrelated to each other, but that the latter is related to <jumis>. Two different etymologies.

The <-m-> of <ymir>/<jumis> is suffixal (*jumjos via deverbal *ju-mó-, I suppose), while in *jemos the *-m- belongs to the root (*jem-o-).