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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)?

Richard,

Yes, that's it.  The IE form might be *dhuorestu-
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Dennis King