Lexeme – Details – *ghr̥yo-

Lexeme

Transcription
*ghr̥yo-
Script
IPA
Meaning
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
Note
Attempts to connect κρῖ with Western European words for 'barley', Lat. hordeum, OHG gersta, have failed thus far. The word κρῖ corresponds better with Alb. drithë, 'barley, wheat', of which the -ri- may come from IE *-r-. Further, Arm. gari, gen. garwoy 'wheat' < IE * ghri̯o- also recalls κρῖ, and a similar word appears in Georgian qeri 'barley'; cf. Deeters IF 56 (1938): 140f. We may be dealing with a Wanderwort. Egyptian origin has been considered too" (RB)

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Sources

Source
Michiel de Vaan. Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
[MDV]
Source
Hrach K. Martirosyan. Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
[HKM]
Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
AAF137

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