Lexeme – Details – PIE. *uérǵh-e- v. 'to strangle'

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PIE. *uérǵh-e- v. 'to strangle'
Script
IPA
Meaning
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Note
{PGm. *warza- 'murderer, strangler' < *wurgjan, related to *werg-, a strong verb stem found in Middle High German irwergen to throttle < Indo-European *wergh- (OED)}{PGm. *wurgjan- wv. ‘to strangle’ < *urǵh-ie- (GK) "A zero-grade jan-present related to *wergan-" (GK).} As an animal name it occurs only in Nordic languages, where it is a so-called noaword, PIE. a euphemistic term, replacing the word 'ulv' which was taboo (SEO). Note also OPrus. wargs 'evil' < PIE. *h₂/3wōrgh (DB).
Guus Kroonen. "wurgjan-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. May 8, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=23125 >

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Sources

Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
LD1

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