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Re: lykanthropos (was: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1))

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Thursday, September 21, 2006, 21:51
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. Dirk


R A Brown <ray@...>lykanthropos