Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 691. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-03-24 10:11:43+00:00 From: Bernhard Bauer
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.683: etymological digressions Hi, just an addition to the etymologies for the Latin word. Michiel De Vaan in his "Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages" (Brill 2008) derives Lat. obscaenus from PIE *skeh2-i-no- 'shaded; left -- gives the following etymology: "EM [Etymologicum Magnum] propose to compare scaevus 'left, bad', and analyse *ob-skai-no- 'coming from the left side'. This seems worthy of consideration: semantically it would fit perfectly, and, formally, a Pit. formation *skaino- would be quite close to Balto-Slavic *skeh2i-n(-i)- 'shadow'. - (De Vaan 2008, 422) With best wishes, Bernhard Bauer Attachments: image001.jpg: https://dhhumanist.org/att/91408/att00/ _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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