From: Old-Irish-L <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Christopher Gwinn
> As a side note (for those who are unaware), Eric P. Hamp ("Some Archaic Greek Compounds", The American Journal of Philology, Vol. 106, No. 2, Summer, 1985, pp. 222-225) discusses cethir "beast, four-footed animal" and etymologizes it as *kwetur-ped-s "four-foot".
Yes, this suggests itself, but it has a number of difficulties (not least the lack of dental inflection of the word),