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Query:   Lithuanian knóju
Author:  Leo Connolly
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics

Summary:   It turns out that the meaning 'abschälen' i.e. 'peel off' given in the
Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben for Lith. knóju (inf. knóti) is
correct. I had questioned the meaning because several on-line sources gave
the meaning of knóti as 'bark' without further explanation. It turns out
that knóju is a fairly rare word which specifically refers to removing the
bark from a felled tree. And yes, lumbermen do ''bark'' a tree after they
cut it. Aren’t dictionaries wonderful?

Thanks to Sturla Berg-Olsen, Klaus Geyer, Peter Arkadiev, Cori
Anderson, Mark Mandel for responding, and especially to Martin Kümmel, who
actually wrote the entry in the LIV. It’s always good to hear from an expert.

Leo Connolly

LL Issue: 19.2633
Date Posted: 28-Aug-2008
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