arg- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root arg-: agrimony, argent, argentine, argil, arginine, argue, Arjuna, litharge, selegiline.

arg-

To shine; white; the shining or white metal, silver.

Oldest form *h2(e)rg̑-, colored to *h2(a)rg̑-, becoming *arg̑- in satem languages and *arg- in centum languages.
1. Suffixed form *arg-ent-. argent, argentine from Latin argentum, silver.
2. Suffixed form *arg-i-l(l)-. argil from Greek argillos, white clay.
3. Suffixed form *arg-u-ro-. litharge, pyrargyrite from Greek arguros, silver.
4. Suffixed form *arg-u-no-. Arjuna from Sanskrit arjunaḥ, bright, white, silvery.
5. Suffixed form *arg-i-n-. arginine from Greek arginoeis, brilliant, bright-shining.
6. Suffixed form *arg-u-, brilliant, clear. argue from Latin denominative arguere, to make clear, demonstrate (< *argu-yo-).
7. Suffixed zero-grade form *ər̥g-ro-, becoming *arg-ro-. agrimony possibly from Greek argos, white (< *argros).
8. Suffixed zero-grade form *ər̥g-ro-, becoming *arg-ro-. agrimony possibly from Greek argos, white (< *argros).

[Pokorny ar(e)-g̑- 64.]



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