Elliott Lash wrote: > > Christophe Grandsire <[log in to unmask]> writes: ><SNIPPAGE> > > > > "think" being *kniht, and _cniht_ is "boy" in Old English isn't it? > > > > > > > It looks more to me like an old orthography of "knight" (though I may be > > influenced by Quenya where "ht" is /xt/ :)) ). Did "knight" ever mean >"boy" in > > Old English? > >I'm pretty sure it did up until the Middle English period...but I have no >dictionaries of Old English to check this out in...I'm just relying on >memory. > Swedish _knekt_ means "common soldier", especially refering to early modern times. IRRC, the same is true of German _Knecht_. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.