Re: lykanthropos (was: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1))
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 21, 2006, 19:41|
Quoting R A Brown <ray@...>:
> Henrik Theiling wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Philip Newton writes:
> >>"Lycanthrope" is a counter-example :) (lykos, wolf; anthropos, human)
> > Funny -- I even (though I) had considered this when I stated the
> > above. Confusion.
> Certainly it is a counter example to 'man+wolf' *order*; but Henrik has
> since explained: "By writing 'man-wolf', I meant 'man' modifying 'wolf'
> in whatever order the particular language implements this."
> I am not sure that in this respect Greek _lykanthropos_ is a counter
> example. It is one of the less common (for ancient Greek) type of
> compound where both parts are nouns. There are a few others. for example:
I know basically jack of Old English, but is it possible that 'werewolf' itself
is originally a dvanda?