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Lexical reflections inspired by Slavonic *bogŭ: English bogey from a Slavonic root?

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Latham's suggestion that *bogŭ may be the basis of English bogey and related words is examined, along with possible Celtic and Germanic etymons, and a more likely etymology than Latham's is proposed for bogey and its cognates, including the probably related word puck.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge

Publication date: April 1, 2005

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