Skt. gardabhá- m. 'donkey, ass' < *gordebho -. Literally, the lascivious animal (CDB). The nature of the connection with Tocharian B kercapo* (n.) ‘ass, donkey’ is uncertain. Kercapo may be a very early borrowing from Skt. gardabhá-, either directly or via an Iranian language; or the two may be loanwords from an unknown third language (DA). Douglas Q. Adams. "kercapo" in: Etymological Dictionary of Tocharian B. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. July 15, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=24391 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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