Lexeme – Details – scythe-2

Lexeme

Transcription
scythe-2
Script
IPA
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Note
Sp. guadaña f. 'scythe' < guadañar v. 'to mow' <- Germanic (CDB). There are two hypotheses: 1) that Sp. guadañar derives from PGm. *waidanjan v. 'to graze, to bring to pasture', the root of Ger. weiden 'pastures': in this case, Sp. guadañar is related to Sp. gañar, Pt. ganhar, Fr. gagner, It. guadagnare v. 'to win'. Or 2), perhaps a more likely hypothesis for semantic reasons, that Sp. guadañar <- PGm. *hwētan- < *kʷéh₁d-e-'to incite, sharpen, whet', the root of ON. hvetja, OE. hwettan, OHG. wezzen, etc. (AN, GK).
Nascente, Antenor. Dicionário etimológico da língua portuguesa. Rio de Janeiro 1955.

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Sources

Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
AEO1

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