poniedziałek, 19 czerwca 2017

Max Gotschald on Toll|kiehn, -kühn as Old Prussian name (1942)

In older German dictionaries of the family names we can find the etymology of Tolkien! Today I have read Max Gotschald's Deutsche Namenkunde: unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entste hung und Bedeutung (J. F. Lehmanns Verlag, München/Berlin, 1942, p. 463) where we can find:

Toll|kiehn, -kühn wohl pruss. O.N.

It means: "perhaps Old Prussian place-name''.

I wonder which German dictionary was J.R.R. Tolkien's source of the information about the etymology from German adjective tollkühn.

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