Neos wrote:Well Bert, as you remember my references were mainly from old British lexika (printed before 1850). Many of the regular members laughed at me for this.
Anyway, if you can tolerate to hear something different from what you believe, something that is based on the work of old philologists, who knew ancient Greek in detail, I can come back with my etymologies.
I think that what Bert meant by "solid evidence" is evidence that meets the standards of modern scientific research, not 150 year old folk etymologies. Just because the old philologists knew their Greek (which I don't doubt), that doesn't mean they knew their etymology as well as modern comparative linguists do.
When I asked William Annis about some aspects of Indo-European linguistics, he refered me to this book
. Maybe you should check it out, "if you can tolerate to hear something different from what you believe".
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