In an earlier post:
COUNT FERENC NÁDASDY DE NÁDASD ET FOGARASFÖLD
I wrote – ‘The Nádasdy arms are very interesting. They feature the Goose.
I have a reference (which I CAN’T find at the mo’) which links the symbol of the Goose with the Tartarian Empire.’
Aha. I’ve re-found the connection with the white goose!
The whole quote is here because I like the German/Cossack link ;o)
“REMARK ON THE WORD OF “KAZAK”.
Regarding the name of the GUZ = KAZ = KAZAK we add the following. O. Suleimenov in his book “Az and I” drew attention to the fact that KAZAK = KAZ-AK, translated from Turkic, means “white goose” or “white swan” .
From myself, we add that, perhaps, once so called people who divorced (??? Stupid googlate) white geese. Geese – goose? Note that among some German peoples, the white goose is still a favorite and widespread folklore symbol. It is present in ornaments, in shop windows, in family emblems. Does this not indicate a certain historical relationship of the Cossacks with the Germans? The same desire for self-organization, to order, high military qualities.
Further, the Cossacks are military cavalry, horsemen, people on horses. Perhaps the words’ KAZAK and SKOK, DOWNLOAD – are related. And today in Germany you will see shops with the name ROSS und Reiter = Horse and Horseman, which sells supplies for horses and riding. Moreover, the word Ross = horse is considered an old expression, since in modern German the horse is called Pferd. Instantly there is an association of the word Ross with the Russians. Russ = people on horses, horsemen, Cossacks! Here it is appropriate to recall the Prussians – Russ? As TNNomenko noted, there are many similarities between the dress of a Cossack girl and the dress of a German woman in a national-folk variant. A wide frill at the bottom of the wide skirt, a tight-fitting blouse, often with a basky or detail that looks like a basque. The melody of Cossack songs is similar to the melody of many German folk songs. In some areas of Germany there is some external resemblance to the Cossacks. Large people, thick long eyebrows. All this may indicate ancient relations between these peoples and it is possible that these relations are a consequence of the colonization of Western Europe by the Russian Horde in the Middle Ages.”