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Re: "Glede"

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Sunday, August 5, 2001, 16:43
At 2:51 pm -0500 4/8/01, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
>Raymond Brown wrote: > >> _glede_ or _gleed_ (both spellings are found) - is a (Brit) English dialect >> word meaning "a hot coal" or "burning ember" << O.E. gle:d (cf. Dutch >> _gloed_, German _Glut_, Swedish _glöd_) >> >> These words are all, surely, cognate with "glow"? > >I wouldn't call them cognate... more like phonesthemes,
Like glimmer, glitter, gleam etc? No, I meant more specifically that _glede_ was ultimately derived from the same source as _glow_. The German _glühen_ (to glow, be incandescent) and _Glut_ (heat, glow, glowing fire, glede) must surely be related and not merely examples of the Germanic gl- phonesteme. O.E. gle:d, I assume comes from an earlier *glö:d, where *glo:- has been subject to i-umlaut. (The working of umlaut in the modern German forms appears to be the opposite to the English pair of words.) ----------------------------- At 4:34 pm -0400 4/8/01, Muke Tever wrote: [snip]
> >'Gleed' presumably from Germanic *glô-di-z and 'glow' from *glô-. >
That's the sort of thing I had in mind. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================