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.