[Spellyans] Frisian orthography

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 14:46:51 GMT 2013


The word *suli- 'sun, eye' is not related to the root sell- 'eye', though they overlap in meaning. 
sell- appears in Welsh syllu 'to look', and probably in Breton setu 'behold' < *sellet-hu.

On 15 Nov 2013, at 14:01, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> The literal meaning might well be "eye", but implies vision.  The element also appears in names like Eselt (from the Tristan legend), ad-siltia, "to be gazed upon" or, literally "at-gazed-she" (similar to the Greek Miranda).

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