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Re: Babel text in Shfanzhol

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Thursday, April 8, 2004, 5:51
On Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at 11:31 AM, Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Quoting Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>: > > >> Greek _steikhein ~ Gothic _steigan_ (to walk) > > Would this be cognate of MHG _steigen_, Sw _stiga_?
Apparently so - and I discover there's a Sanskrit cognate _stignoti_ "to step up", "to mount" which, of course, is closer to the German meaning. The Greek is 'to walk' or 'to march'. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760