Re: Asian Migration to Scandinavia

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 60940
Date: 2008-10-16

On 2008-10-16 16:08, Rick McCallister wrote:

> Are you (raucousd) trying to say that
> Easter and Ostara are from a compound of os- + atar- (vel sim)?
> Something like "God fire, God hearth"?

Oh, come on. OE has o:s 'god' < *ansu- (= OHG ans-, as in Anselm) and
e:aster ~ e:astre < *aus(t)r(-o:n)- (OHG o:st(a)ra). OE o: and OHG o:
just aren't the same thing and can't be compared.