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From: "Richard Wordingham" <richard@...>
The Asian words in *mor- apparently related to *marko are another
matter - though I always liked the idea of Thai maa_453 'horse' being
one of that language's oldest Germanic loanwords!
Get ready to like it's a loanword of Asiatic origin.
Chinese ma3 supposes -?- in there.
Baxter has *mra? for example.
I declare your idea "comprehensively refuted" !
Marko is *mor- plus a IE -ko suffix on it.