|Subject:||Re: Meaning of the word 'Goth'?|
|Author:||Ålefeskarn (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||October 13, 2003 at 1:34:34 PM|
|Reply to:||Meaning of the word 'Goth'? by Lucille|
The root of the word means approx. 'flow out, burst out'. English has a cognate in the word 'gush'.
Compare Ger. 'giessen'; Swe. 'gjuta'; Icel.; 'gós', 'geysir'.
The word 'god' is unique to the Germanic languages, and _might_ (no one knows for sure) have something to do with sacrifices or fertility rites.
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