or- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root or-: aepyornis, erne, notornis, ornitho-.


Large bird.

Oldest form *h3er-, colored to *h3or-.
1. Suffixed form *or-n-. erne from Old English earn, eagle, from Germanic *arnuz, eagle.
2. Suffixed form *or-n-īth-. ornitho-; aepyornis, notornis from Greek ornīs (stem ornīth-), bird.

[Pokorny 1. er- 325.]

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