perd- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root perd-: fart, futz, partridge.


To fart.

a. fart from Old English *feortan, to fart, from Germanic *fertan, *fartōn;
b. Perhaps futz perhaps from partial translatation and alteration of Yiddish (arum)fartsn (zikh), to fart (around), from Middle High German varzen, to fart. Both a and b from Germanic *fertan, *fartōn.
2. partridge from Greek perdix, partridge (which makes a sharp whirring sound when suddenly flushed).

[Pokorny perd- 819.]

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