OE Tir and OHG Ziari

From: A.
Message: 62675
Date: 2009-01-31

Greetings all,

I'm hoping you can help me with a brief question:

I was reading a post elsewhere on the net
(http://forums.skadi.net/archive/index.php/t-54081.html) where
someone remarked that the OE Tir 'glory' was etymologically unrelated
to Tyr.

I had always thought the two shared a commonr origin. I see that
Pokorny derives both from *dei- , which is listed as *deiwos in
Watkins AHDIER.

The only evidence I have found to support this man's claim is from
'Transactions of the Philological Society By Philological Society
(Dec 19 1879)' in which:
" A paper by Mr H NICOL correcting some of the English Etymologies
adopted by the Rev Prof Skeat in the first part of his Dictionary and
for the most part generally received was read in the unavoidable
absence of the author by Mr H Sweet.....
OE, O Sax, and O Norse, tir 'glory', is not the cognate of OHG ziari,
the words having different root-vowels, different terminations, and
different genders;"

Is this person (who says Tir and Tyr are unrealted terms) full of
nonsense? And where does the OHG ziari fit in?

Any help would be appreciated!