Lexeme – Details – bierce, byrce, birce, birciae

Lexeme

Transcription
bierce, byrce, birce, birciae
Script
IPA
Meaning
birch
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
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Note
According to OED, Old English had two forms: (1) the strong feminine OE berc, beorc (cognate with ON bjǫrk) from the strong feminine PGm. *berkâ-; and (2) the weak feminine OE bierce, byrce, birce, birciae (cognate with OHG bir(i)cha), from the weak feminine derivative PGm. *birkjôn- < *berkâ-. "The Old English birce gave Middle English birche, modern birch; the northern form birk reaches to Morecambe Bay and Lincoln" (OED).

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Sources

Source
Guus Kroonen. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
[GK]
Source
Simpson, J., & Weiner, E. S. 1989. Oxford English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
[OED]

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