Re: Back and catching up!
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 23, 1998, 13:42|
Pablo Flores wrote:
> I guess that's the origin of "hostile",
> which must have entered English from a different language (I meant, not
> by the normal PIE > Germanic > English derivation).
"Hostile" is straight from Latin, in fact.
But there is a proper English cognate for "host", namely "guest".
It's actually a borrowing from Old Norse: if the fully native word
had survived it would have been pronounced [dZest].)
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)