Talk:twaróg

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Etymology details?[edit]

Any chance that this is twa + róg (horn), where twa is related to dwa (two)? That could account for the traditional crescent shape of this cheese. -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 23:35, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Definitely not. It's the whole root with cognates with other Slavic languages. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 11:21, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I should have been clearer. I meant to ask if the Slavic root itself is a compound of "two" + "horn". Since the Slavic root entry doesn't exist yet, I thought I'd ask here.  :) -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 19:21, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
I understood that, I don't think it's related to "two" and "horn". One of the Russian linguists M. Fasmer thinks it's related to творить (tvorítʹ, to create) or its Slavic cognates, cf. Czech "tvořidlo", "a vessel for making cheese". --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 21:01, 6 April 2013 (UTC)