Lexeme – Details – bull-2

Lexeme

Transcription
bull-2
Script
IPA
Meaning
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Grammatical Data
Note
PGm. *steura- m. ‘bull’ (GK). Further etymology uncertain. Probably not cognate with Gr. ταῦρος and its cognates (RB). "Usually connected to Av. staora-, but this term may have been derived from *steh₂uro- 'big' (cf. *stōra- ~ *stura-). Another possibility is to link the word to *þeura- (q.v.) with the same meaning, but the required assumption of both ablaut with extra-Gm. *tauro- and s-mobile makes this connection problematic. Starting from the idea that the word was absorbed from a pre-Indo-European language, the different onsets of *steura- and *þeura- can be accounted for by assuming irregular sound substitution of e.g. *þ. A non-IE origin is further supported by the meaning of the word, which falls into the semantic field of agriculture and cattle breeding" (GK).
Guus Kroonen. "steura-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. February 26, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=22553 >, Guus Kroonen. "steura-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. February 26, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=22553 >

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Sources

Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
I1, J1

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