Re: Origin of *marko- (was: Hachmann versus Kossack?)

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 57208
Date: 2008-04-13

----- Original Message -----
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.

Mongolian morong
Burmese mrang
rGyarong mbro
QueYu bre13
AChang mzang
DaiWa mjang
Nusunu mre55
Bai ma33
TuJia ma55

I declare your idea "comprehensively refuted" !

Marko is *mor- plus a IE -ko suffix on it.