[Spellyans] "Public house"

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sun Aug 7 09:44:01 IST 2011


Nicholas, 
You probably have this already, but this is what "Lexique Etymologique de
l'Irlandais Ancien" says about OI deug, MI deoch, cognate to OC diot, MC
dywes, dewas:
 
<Le mot 'deug' est un ancien theme en -u- devenu th. en -a, Ped. II 88,
Thurn. 195, mais on n'en connait pas l'etymologie, bien que la meme racine
existe en brittonique: mgall. 'diawt' f. Mab. RB 93.11 [...] ('bwyt a
diawt') etc., auj. 'diod', composes 'diawd-lynn, diawd- win'; mcorn. 'diot'
(Voc.), corn. 'dewas, dywes' m.; 'diet' (Cath.) Parait synonyme de 'lind'
(v. a part) et de gall. 'llynn'.
 
[cf. encore US 146 (lit. 'dazas < boisson >), WG 99 ('diawt' rapporte a
*dhei- <sucer>; Ped. II 88 avait propose une formation avec prev. *de- et
theme *gheu- <verser>, ici *de-ghu, cf. gr. ???, le britt. venant de
*de-gh(w)at- ; E. Hamp BBCS XXIV 481-2, a precise la forme cornique 'dewes'
(cf. Ped. I 313) et a souligne que la formation brittonique supposait, elle
aussi, le passage a la flexion en -a].>
 
The first paragraph is from Vendryes, the second an addition by P.-Y.
Lambert.
 
I have long held the suspicion that we actually be dealing with different
roots, or at least word formants in OC diot and MC dywes, dewas.
Dan
 
 
 
 
 
 
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