|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 22, 2006, 15:12|
Dirk Elzinga wrote:
> On 9/21/06, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
>> I know basically jack of Old English, but is it possible that
>> 'werewolf' itself
>> is originally a dvanda?
> I'm not following this thread closely, but this question came up for
> me as well. So I asked a colleague, who is an Old English expert, what
> he thought. It was his opinion that it is in fact a dvandva compound.
> Since he has published extensively on Old English compounding, I'm
> inclined to take his word for it.
Very interesting. A week or so back I wrote a mail on the possible
interpretations of the Greek _lykanthropos_ by comparing it with other
noun+noun compounds. The more I think about the compound, the more
convinced I am that _lykanthropos_ is also a dvandva compound.
Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
There's none too old to learn.