Apparently Catherine McKenna has an article dealing
with this in the forthcoming (recently published?)
--- Alexis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am not sure it is the right place for this
> question, but I would be
> interested by the opinion of some linguists. Does
> anyone has an hypothesis
> about the complete lack of the latin term
> *druis/druides in the latin texts
> of Ireland ? In latin, "druid" is always translated
> by "magus", which is not
> as specific (but in return, the irish term "druí" is
> also used to define a
> magician in general). It is curious because the
> latin word "*druis/druides"
> existed (cf. De bello Gallico for example). Any idea
> about the reasons of
> such an absence ?
> Alexis Leonard.
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