The article argues for a common etymology for Old Norse Brokkr and Sanskrit Bhr̥gu-, the names of two characters attested in two Norse and Indic mythical narratives which share comparable phraseology, narrative structures and ritual associations; the Norse myth’s connection with an archaeological artefact is discussed as well. Both names are traced back to a Proto-Indo-European root *(s)bhr̥(h2)g- ‘crackle, roar’, which may be reconstructed inter alia by comparing Greek and Vedic formations such as Greek baru-spháragos ‘with heavy roar’ : Vedic giri-bhráj- ‘heavy roaring’, Greek anemo-spháragos ‘with roar of winds’ : Vedic vā́ta-bhrajas- ‘with roaring of winds’, and Greek spharagéomai ‘crackle’ : Vedic sphūrjáya- ‘id.’, bhūrjáya- ‘id.’.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 28th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Los Angeles, November 11th and 12th, 2016|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||28th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference - University of California, Los Angeles|
Duration: 11 Nov 2016 → 12 Nov 2016
|Conference||28th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference|
|City||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Period||11/11/16 → 12/11/16|
- Linguistics, historical, comparative, Germanic, Indo-European, Old Norse, Icelandic, Sanskrit, Vedic, Greek, Homeric, Poetics, Mythology.