Lexeme – Details – PIE. *der-ueh₂-

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PIE. *der-ueh₂-
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IPA
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Note
PGm. *terwōn- f. 'tare(s)' < PIE. *der-ueh₂- (GK). Also Lith. dirvà f. 'field' < *dr-ueh₂- and Skt. dū́rvā- 'dūrvā grass, Panicum dactylon'. "The Germanic and Sanskrit forms can formally be unified into a paradigm *dér-uh₂, gen. *dr-uéh₂-s " (GK). OED considers the etymology of Eng. tare to be 'obscure', and questions the connection with Du. tarwe 'wheat' on semantic grounds: "no satisfactory explanation has been offered of the transference of sense" (OED 1910). Says GK: "The semantic variation between the three IE branches as well as within Germanic are difficult to account for, but possibly, the original meaning was simply 'corn pest', as in Middle English" (GK).
Guus Kroonen. "terwōn-" in: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. August 3, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=22722 >

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