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Subject: Various horses
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest, 217.224.110.107)
Date: May 17, 2005 at 5:20:50 AM
Reply to: Re: Here are some more (some just educated guesses) by Lucille
Yes, "marha" can well be a Germanic element, living on in the English word "mare" and the German "Mähre" (nowadays a word for an old, bad horse; up to the 16th cent. it just meant "mare", later "horse" in general, and towards the end of the 17th cent. took the above meaning) and "Marschall". It is likely to be of Indoeuropean origin, but also may be loan word from Celtic.

(This is taken from: dtv Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen, München 1993)

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