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R: Re: More changes in Montreiano :)

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Sunday, December 17, 2000, 15:58
Steg wrote:

> btw, i'm trying to figure out how to say "good week!" in Jûdajca....for > "week" my Latin dictionary has something like _septimana_ as well as a > Greek(?) borrowing _hebdon..._ something. "week" in Spanish is _semana_, > does anyone know where the middle _...pti..._ went? Was it even there in > Proto-Romance?
Italian has 'settimana', so I guess, yes, the _pti_ thing was there in pRomance... unless this word is a borrowing from Latin, but it doesnt look so. _septimana_ comes from the numeral septem (=7) with a suffix -ana; _hebdon_ is a Greek borrowing, but I don't know its origin. Maybe from _hepta_ (the Greek numeral meaning _seven_) + a suffix ?_don_? Luca