(s)tenə- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root (s)tenə-: astonish, blunderbuss, detonate, dunderhead, stun, Thor, thunder, Thursday, tornado.

(s)tenə-

To thunder.

Oldest form *stenh2-.
1. Zero-grade form *stn̥ə-.
a. thunder; Thursday from Old English thunor, thunder, Thor;
b. blunderbuss, dunderhead from Middle Dutch doner, donder, thunder;
c. Thor from Old Norse Thōrr (older form Thunarr), "thunder" thunder god. a-c all from Germanic *thunaraz.
2. O-grade form *tonə-. tornado; astonish, detonate, stun from Latin tonāre, to thunder.

[Pokorny 1. (s)ten- 1021.]



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