Re: Oedipus

From: indravayu
Message: 60351
Date: 2008-09-26

> >> And there's a plural noun <cadfaon> 'soldiers, warriors';
> >> I'm not aware of a singular form.
> > The -faon (un-lenited form = maon) in this instance comes
> > from Brittonic *magones "host, servants".
> Is that from *magu- 'servant', OIr <mug> (PIE *magHu- 'young
> person')?

Haven't had a chance to double check this yet, but yeah, I think that's
the PIE root.

- Chris