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LINGUIST List 19.2620

Tue Aug 26 2008

Qs: Lithuanian knóju

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        1.    Leo Connolly, Lithuanian knóju


Message 1: Lithuanian knóju
Date: 25-Aug-2008
From: Leo Connolly <connollymemphis.edu>
Subject: Lithuanian knóju
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The Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben p. 365 cites a Lithuanian verb
knóju with the gloss 'abschälen' i.e. 'peel off'. It is said to be cognate
with OHG (h)nouen 'scrape smooth, fit together precisely' and Greek knên
'scratch, scrape'. On-line Lithuanian dictionaries list only an infinitive
knoti with a rather divergent meaning, and there seems to be not a single
Lithuanian dictionary in the whole city of Memphis. Does anyone know the
word (or words, in case the infinitive and the 1sg. are actually different
verbs), and what meaning(s) do you associate with them?

I'll post a summary to the list if there are any interesting responses.
Thanks in advance.

Leo Connolly
connollymemphis.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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