Discussion in 'General Language' started by Ctyri koruny, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Ctyri koruny

    Ctyri koruny Well-Known Member

    If there are any websites on Czech etymology I can't find or understand them.. I just want to know the etymology of one word today...


    Because we have a word in Irish.. Asal... Also meaning donkey, which is pronounced almost identically, and I want to know if it's a coincidence!

    I can't find any Irish/Gaeilge etymology websites either. It's frustrating.

    Another wierd similarity is Unor.. meaning February in Czech and January in Irish.
  2. Troll

    Troll Well-Known Member

    The word OSEL is Panslavic, the loan word from Gothic: ASIL(US), from Latin: ASINUS. In German: ESEL.
  3. Ctyri koruny

    Ctyri koruny Well-Known Member

    Thank you!

    Makes sense! it's that European origin of the celts at work again then.

    Where did you get the information?
  4. Troll

    Troll Well-Known Member

    For instance:

    Stručný etymologický slovník jazyka českého, SPN Praha, 1978

    (Concise ethymological dictionary of the Czech language.)
  5. Ctyri koruny

    Ctyri koruny Well-Known Member

    I have another question..

    What about the etymology of pus - pusa... coll. for mouth.. its in English and Irish as well, it came into English from Irish but again I cant find out how it got into Irish because I cant find an Irish etymological dictionary.

    Sorry for the lack of punctuation in my post, still cant find anything on a Czech keyboard.
  6. bibax

    bibax Well-Known Member

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