Re: [tied] Áss-Asura-Ahura: a god, instead of a class of gods?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 45474
Date: 2006-07-22

On 2006-07-22 22:30, Brian M. Scott wrote:

>> 2. What is the singular form of Vanir?
> Vanr.
>> If Vanir belongs to the u-class, why it was not Vo,nir? or
>> Venir, with i-umlaut? cf. Áss, Aesir (<*Ansuz, *Ansiwiz)
> I believe that it's an i-stem; short i-stems usually don't
> show i-umlaut (e.g., <staðr>, <staðir>).

Another possibility is an a-stem with a suppletive i-stem plural
(historically a "tribal" collective).