reig- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root reig-: reach, rigid, rigor.


To reach, stretch out.

Oldest form *reig̑-, becoming *reig- in centum languages.
1. O-grade form *roig-. reach from Old English rǣcan, to stretch out, reach, from Germanic *raikjan.
2. Possibly suffixed (stative) zero-grade form *rig-ē-. rigid, rigor from Latin rigēre, to be stiff (? < "be stretched out").

[Pokorny (reig̑-) 862.]

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