Re: [tied] Themis

From: Sean Whalen
Message: 45530
Date: 2006-07-26

--- "Joao S. Lopes" <josimo70@...> wrote:

> But...fa:s points to a *dheH2-, doesnt it?

Italic has forms apparently from *dheH1- or *dhH1.-
(optional within a word) giving PIt *the:- and *tha-
-s -etc. This doesn't necessarily mean that fa:s <
*dhH1.-s instead of *bhaH2-s.

Osc fíísnam, L fa:num "shrine"; L fe:stus "holiday"

This etymology is usually given to explain Greek
theós, thes-, thio- "god" from *dhH1.só-s with "put"
as "place (on alter), make offering, etc." which is
probably right.

I'd explain the phonology and alternations
differently than most, but that doesn't matter here.

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