I have an interesting question about a name that I looked up: Geoffrey. I saw that it is from Middle English, and is a compound name derived from the Germanic words *gautaz and *frithuz. Both of these terms appear to be in turn derived from Proto-Indo-European. Their roots are *ǵʰutós and *priHós, respectively. Here are the words:

  • free (Germanic, 2nd element)
  • property (Latin, 2nd element)
  • God (Germanic, 1st element)
  • Goth (Germanic, 1st element)
  • futile (Latin, 1st element)
  • and (probably) a lot more

Is this word list factually correct?

Links: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/fri%C3%BEuz and https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/gautaz

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