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Subject: Re: Meaning of the word 'Goth'?
Author: Ålefeskarn   (guest, 213.101.116.45)
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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