Re: Of cows and living

From: pielewe
Message: 43344
Date: 2006-02-10

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:

> If the original root was of the form *gWeu-, then in turn the 'cow,
> of cattle' word, *gWo:u-s, can be analysed as a corresponding root
> (for the 'livestock' semantics, cf. *bHuh2-tlo- > *bydlo 'existence,
> residence' --> 'cattle' in Slavic).

In the Croatian dialect of Susak, the word z^ivina, lit. something
like "living stuff" is the normal way to refer to sheep.