ghrē- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root ghrē-: grass, graze, green, grow.


To grow, become green.

Contracted from *ghreh1-.
1. O-grade form *ghrō-. grow from Old English grōwan, to grow, from Germanic *grō(w)an.
2. Suffixed o-grade form *ghrō-n-yo-. green from Old English grēne, green, from Germanic *grōnjaz, green.
3. Suffixed zero-grade form *ghrə-so-. grass, graze1 from Old English græs, grass, from Germanic *grasam, grass.

[Pokorny (ghrē-) 454.]

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