A Civilization of Persecution
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Interestingly, the Latvian ‘krish’ mutates not only into ‘krusts’ (the name for the ‘cross’ today), but produces the verb for ‘falling’, re: ‘krist’. Thus, a tree falls = koks ‘kriht’. The place one sees most fallen trees and, therefore, ‘crosses’ is in the wood. Also, the word for ‘chalk’ with which one draw a lot of white crosses on the blackboard is (in Latvian) ‘krihts’.