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Re: *walxo-z

Good day,
     Lord Istvan inquires whether Walachia derives from the same root as
Wales.  I think it is probable.  The root of Wales is Old Teutonic *walxo-z
(according to my handy pocket OED) which means 'foreigner or celtic.'  It is
also the root for the word ''walnut'  which was formerly not wall-nut, but
rather wa(e)lsh-nut -- those nuts from elsewhere.
-- Duke Gyrth