This association of fate and doom with weaving (or spinning) is also present in Classical and Germanic
mythology (see Graves for Classical mythology; Dronke; and both Augustyn items in the bibliography for Germanic
To be fair, Myeshkov's subject is the broader history of all Germanic
settlers, but this specific example points to a larger problem.
insofar as they go back to Germanic
*ban(n), *bannjan, *band, *bandwjan, the voiced stop d being lost (in final position) in the subset BAN n.
The idea of Finno-Ugric and Germanic
contact influences is not a new one.
laws were seen as title deeds of Teutonic freedom and egalitarianism, with Lord Acton informing Cambridge students that the US Declaration of Independence could be dimly perceived in the ancient 'forests of Germany' (p.
However, the ongoing relationship between English, a Germanic
language, and the Latin language and its descendants (mainly French), is historically unique.
All in all, this is a worthy new tool for the serious study of Germanic
philology, but also a source of great enrichment for anyone learning Dutch.
He also has a few well-chosen lines on the evolution of modern interpretations of the Germanic
peoples, and on the association of that interpretation with German nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
From Scottish, British and Germanic
to American South and Asian accents, Fraser is entrancing.
When the first Germanic
popes were elected in 996 (Bruno of Carinthia) and 999 (Gerbert of Aurillac) both assumed more "Roman" names--Gregory V and Sylvester II, respectively--out of deference to the prejudices of the Roman population (which unfortunately deprived the church of both a Pope Bruno and a Pope Bert).
00), Reading The Medieval Book: Word, Image, And Performance In Wolfram Von Eschenbach's Willehalm by Kathryn Starkey (Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic
Languages, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill), examines one of the most important epic poems in 13th Century Germany and its redaction in a richly illustrated manuscript created just fifty-five years after the poem's composition.
Eve is being sent on a mission to track a Nix, a Germanic
demi-demon nymph who feeds off chaos.