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Dionusius Philadelphus wrote:But this is an illusion; [face=SPIonic]oi)ke/w[/face] is probably a denominative verb formed from the same nominal root as [face=SPIonic]oi)=koj[/face].
I am not sure what you mean by 'illusion'. I suppose it refers to the apparent abstract suffixes you mention in the prior paragraph. There is little doubt that [face=SPIonic]oi)ke/w[/face]
is, as you say, denominative from [face=SPIonic]oi)=koj[/face]
. But there is also little doubt that the -[face=SPIonic]i/a[/face]
suffix in [face=SPIonic]oi)ki/a[/face]
is indeed an 'abstract noun-forming suffix'. In fact, this suffix was especially productive in exactly this case: o-stem substantives and their denominative verbs in -[face=SPIonic]e/w[/face]
Dionusius Philadelphus wrote:The Proto-Indo-European root for all of these words is *weik-, which appears in Latin vicus (cf. vicinity)..... The basic meaning of the root is "clan" in the sense of Latin familia..
The most recent work I've checked on this (Beekes, "Comparative Indo-European Linguistics") suggests that the root meaning is not 'clan', but the 'seat' or 'place' of a tribe, family, or clan (as you say, vicus -> vicinity). But there are reasonable differences of opinion about which of these meanings came first. Moreover, one can readily see how quickly notions of 'clan' and 'the dwelling place of a clan' could intermingle.
Although hardly decisive in such an argument, it is interesting that in its earliest known occurences [face=SPIonic]oi)=koj[/face]
appears in the accusative with the allative suffix -[face=SPIonic]de[/face]
(motion towards a place). Specifically, the Linear B Theban tablet Of 36, which is concerned with the dispatching of wool to persons and places, refers to 'po-ti-ni-ja wo-ko-de'. This is rendered [face=SPIonic]Po/tnia Voiko/nde[/face]
, 'to the house of the lady'.
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