Re: Druhyus

From: stlatos
Message: 52198
Date: 2008-02-03

--- In, "Richard Wordingham" <richard@...> wrote:

> the 'Druid' word - Latin _druidae_, _druides_ < Gaulish
> _druides_, with Irish also evidencing the second /d/. (Welsh
> _derwyddon_ 'druids' derives from Celtic *derwijes.) The usually
> suggested etymologies for 'druid' are from *derwos 'true' (so =
> 'soothsayer') and from the 'tree' word (PIE *deru or similar), which
> often has the meaning 'oak'.

What evidence is there for j over d in *derwijes?