Re: ferinstanz (wasRe: Namaste, Nikhil!!! )
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 13, 2003, 11:11|
Costentin Cornomorus scripsit:
> ! :D Fereng- < LL. franko-, as I recall!!! It's
> cognate with "French", rather than "Ferengi"!
It all comes from the same place. As the root f?rn?g- moved around the
world, it shifted semantically from "freeman" to "Frenchman" to
"Crusader, European" to "trader" to "capitalist with big ears".
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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