[tied] Re: Indo-European for Indo-European

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 25400
Date: 2003-08-28

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "aquila_grande" <aquila_grande@...>

> Therefore, I think there is a great posibility that the indoeuropeans
> called themselves something meaning "the long-dicked" or "gigant-
> dicked" or something simular.
> I do not know how to render it in IE. does anyone have a suggestion?

I plead absolute ignorance about the length of PIE dicks (*pes-es-&2),
but *pes-no- 'manly' (literally something like 'well-hung') was
probably used in ethnic names. Alas, one possible example is *pesno- >
PGmc. *fenna- > *finna-. If it was a complement paid by the envious
Germani to their better-equipped Uralic neighbours, your theory falls.