On Thu, 29 Jan 1998, Richard Coates wrote:
> > 1. The proposal that IE *-es- + *-tu- -> *-essu-, as in *dor-essu-,
> > which comes out as "dorus" in OI
> The suffix I had in mind was the one identified by (I think) Pedersen in OIr
> _huinnius_ (glossed `fraxinus'), and found in Brittonic in W _dinas_
> `fortress', _maes_ `field' (< _*magestu-). Is this the same as your (1)?
Yes, that's it. The IE form might be *dhuorestu-