Re: [tied] Re: Danke - denken - dzienkuje - any connection?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 44231
Date: 2006-04-10

On 2006-04-10 14:50, altamix wrote:

> it seems to me they are loans into some Slavic Languages from
> Germanic. South Slavic and Russian knows other forms ( fala lepo,
> spasiba). BTW, I guess Russian "spasiva" is a sortened form
> from "spasi vam" but I am not sure. The relation of "spasiva" -
> "spasi-vam" appears to be the same as in Rum. "multsumi" < multi
> umili= much obliged..

It's <spasibo>, short for <spasi (vas) Bog> 'may God save you'.