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Posted 2008-09-12 03:16 (#52937 - in reply to #52933)
Subject: RE: ГУДЫ



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gervasij - 2008-09-12 2:23 AM

спасибо за ратный труд. пошуршу страницами ...

может быть, снимете с меня эту нелегкую ношу и ,раз являетесь экспертом, скажете , как так готы - стали беларусами (раз нас и только нас+ часть русских - по авторитетному заявлению Томаза- в Литве называют Гудами)). 


VII. Up to date the Lithuanians of Prussia, when inclined to reproach a Samogitian, call him "Gudas" (=Goth); Samogitians apply the name "Gudai" to the Lithuanians of Dzuka's dialect living in the Vilna district; and the Dzukes fling the name "Gudai" upon all the Russianized Lithuanians of Grodno and Minsk districts. There must be a historical reason if Lithuanians call each other "Gudas", just because his neighbor speaks a slightly different dialect.

VIII. The term "guda", "goda" (= "honor") by itself is purely Lithuanian. The verb "gudoti" means "to honor"; "pa-godoti" means "to exalt". Gudonai (Guttones), then, means "noble, honorable people".


VI. Not very long ago, the people about Koenigsberg, when they wanted to express their contempt towards Prussians, Samogitians and Lithuanians, used to call them "Guddae". Undoubtedly this irritated the people so much that Praetorius wrote a book on Orbis Gothicus, A.D. 1688, in which he devotes two sections to discussing this question:--- "Unde nominis Guddae contemptus hodie in Prussia?" In one of the passages he says: "Guddarum infidelium nomen existit, adeo ut Gothus sive Guddus idem iis qui paganus et ethnicus, hostisque Christianitatis audierit".



Edited by Questions 2008-09-12 03:18
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