"Men" ??? (was Crimean Gothic)

Rick Mc Callister rmccalli at sunmuw1.MUW.Edu
Mon Apr 30 20:05:01 UTC 2001

	According to Diamond, the word for meat is from a Hungarian
compound word meaning "horse meat". I'm guessing the word was picked up c.
500-1000 CE when the Magyars were on their way to present day Hungary. On
the other hand, I imagine it's possible the compound was coined after <hus>
was borrowed from Hungarian. Diamond didn't give the particulars. I'm sure
a specialist on the list will know the details.

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Rick Mc Callister
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus MS 39701

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