Re: French for "Kingdom" (Was Re: Language naming terminology)
|From:||Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 24, 1998, 5:55|
At 9:17 pm -0500 23/9/98, Tom Wier wrote:
>Nik Taylor wrote:[.....]
>It is of course possible that Ray's etymology from Lat. <reg=E2limen>
>is correct, but our dear friends the lexicographers would have us think
Not all lexicographers ;)
It's not my etymology - it's certainly given by some lexicographers.
But then 're:ga:limen' itself must surely be a conflation of Classical
're:gimen' and 're:ga:lis' which accords very much with your own theory.