Re: Comparative Notes on Hurro-Urartian, Northern Caucasian and Indo

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 60334
Date: 2008-09-25

On 2008-09-25 21:17, Brian M. Scott wrote:

> Watkins, at least, derives <axis> and <axle> from a
> different root, *ak^s-.

<axis> is usually derived from *h2ak^- 'sharp'...

> Also Latin <a:la> 'wing, upper arm'
> (< *axla).

... but this one has sometimes been analysed as *h2ag^-tlo- 'instrument
of driving, propeller', and the same derivation might work for Germanic
*axslo:. Jens Rasmussen, in a 2002 article, has argued that the <axis>
word may reflect a decompositional, reduced byform of *h2ag^-tlo- (cf.
Gk. hamaksa '[framework of a] wagon' < *sm.-h2ak^Tih2).