Re: Re[10]: [tied] Oedipus

From: Arnaud Fournet
Message: 60321
Date: 2008-09-25

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From: "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...>
To: "Arnaud Fournet" <>
>> By the way,
>> What is the etymology of Welsh cadfan "warrior" ?
> So far as I can tell, there is no <cadfan> 'warrior'; there
> is a <cadfan> 'battlefield', and there is a masculine name
> <Cadfan>. And there's a plural noun <cadfaon> 'soldiers,
> warriors'; I'm not aware of a singular form.
>> and Cadmon, Catumanus, etc ?
> The first element is in each case from PCelt. *katu-
> 'battle' < PIE *katu- 'fight'. <Catumanus> is a Latinized
> version of <Catumannos>, from *Catumandos; this is the
> source of the name <Cadfan>, and <C├Ždmon> is an OE
> borrowing. The second element has been derived from the
> zero grade of *mendH- 'to learn', with some such sense as
> 'qui est prudent, sage'.
> Brian
Thank you, Mr. Scott.