Re: Res: [tied] Origin of *marko- (was: Hachmann versus Kossack?)

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 57284
Date: 2008-04-14

On 2008-04-14 15:23, Joao S. Lopes wrote:

> Any trace of a Balto-Slavic cognate of *marko-? Any *markas, mraku?
> How could the Central Asian word reach Western Europe without
> intermediary steps?

Nope. No such animal. There are, however, other interesting horsey terms
in Balto-Slavic, including OCS orI, Cz. or^ (perhaps = the first element
of OPr. ar-waykis 'foal'), possibly from *//h3er-// 'move fast' (as in
*h3ór-o:n 'bird'). Should we need another alternative etymology of
*arya-, it would be easy to make them "horsemen" ;-)