Re: [tied] spanish perro

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 36437
Date: 2005-02-21

On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 15:55:00 +0000, andrew_and_inge
<100761.200@...> wrote:

>What is the etymology of dog?

OE docga, unknown etymology.

I have suggested, but it may be a bit far-fetched, a Celtic
*dago-cu:, -cunos "good dog" (cf. OIr. divine name Dagda <
*dago-de:wos, Gaulish dagomota "good fuck(?)" in the Autun

*dagocun- (> *daggun-) might then explain both English
dogga(n) and Basque zakur "dog" < *daggur, or, if -r was
originally /r/ not /rr/, < *daggun.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal