Re: (was The reason for Caesar's ...) HORSA vs. EXWA

From: Tavi
Message: 68754
Date: 2012-03-04

--- In, "Torsten" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
> > Very interesting indeed. Are you suggesting the Mari forms
> > kə^ryə^ža- > kurža- could be the source of West IE
> > *kors- 'to run'? In that case, we can forget the connection with the
> > Germanic word for 'horse'.
> Actually to the Germanic word too. Don't forget that the FU-speaking
> and the Germanic-speaking
> and
> were neighbors.
Yes, I know. But your proposal seems to be very unlikely for chronological reasons. I'd rather link the Uralic verb to IE *kWel- 'to turn; wheel', Altaic *kHulo- 'to roll, to turn'.