Re: Old Norse/Germanic myth. question
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 16, 2006, 15:55|
Latin malleus comes to mind... I'm sure someone else suggested that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Mills" <rfmilly@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:23 AM
Subject: Old Norse/Germanic myth. question
> The name of Thor's hammer-- mjollnir-- cropped up tonight. Am I correct
> in assuming it's related to Germ. mahlen, Du. molen 'to mill'?
> (pound/smash??) If not, any other thoughts? Someone had the idea it was
> related to a Russian word for lightning, which I strongly doubt.......