How old are Germanic lambs? PGmc *lambiz- in Gothic and Gutnish

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

Gothic and Gutnish lamb with the meaning ‘sheep’ sets these two languages apart from the rest of Germanic, and is the most common piece of evidence used to claim they share a close connection. Yet the same meaning is found in the descendants of Proto-Fennic *lambaz, a loan from Proto-Germanic, and speaks for Gothic and Gutnish preserving the original Proto-Germanic meaning of the etymon. These semantics provide a missing link for connecting Pro-to-Germanic *lambiz- with PIE *h₁él-n-/*h₁l-ón- ‘red deer’.
TitelUsque ad Radices : Indo-European Studies in Honour of Birgit Anette Olsen
RedaktørerBjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen, Adam Hyllested, Anders Richardt Jørgensen, Guus Kroonen, Jenny Helena Larsson, Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead, Thomas Olander, Tobias Mosbæk Søborg
Antal sider9
ForlagMuseum Tusculanum
Publikationsdato7 apr. 2017
ISBN (Trykt)9788763545761
StatusUdgivet - 7 apr. 2017
NavnCopenhagen Studies in Indo-European

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