Antedating of "Viking"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 22 21:52:10 UTC 2013

On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Amy West <medievalist at> wrote:
> the Latin "pyratum"(?) "pyratae" in the text

If I were going to make a "correction," I'd use "piratam, piratae,"
given its etymon, classical Latin _pīrāta_, and not "pyratum" or

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to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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