"Obvious"? Maybe I am missing your point, but I don't believe that there is any relationship at all between "Armorican" and "American". "Armorican" just means "by the sea" (like Pomerania, but with the Celtic loss of initial P), and the Italian name Amerigo has a quite different and uncontroversial etymology.
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Which prompts one to ask what is the relationship between "Armorican"
and "American" which would seem to be obvious, but which I have yet to see examined anywhere (with apologies for OT content, so please let this not spark a debate, only a brief elucidation, please).
Scríobh 19/01/2012 21:45, Christopher Gwinn:
>> But then we do not know how the proto-Brits pictured death. If what I
>> mentioned about the concept of the ankou in Brittany is correct, this
>> could indicate a non-personalised concept of death.
> I think it was Claude Sterckx who drew some interesting comparisons
> between the Breton Ankou (who is personified, at least in some regions
> of Brittany, and bears a mael benniget, "holy mallet") with the hammer
> god Sucellos.
> Anatole le Braz described some pf the traditions surrounding Ankou in
> "La légende de la mort chez les Bretons armoricains":
> - Chris Gwinn
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