swer- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root swer-: answer, swear.


To speak, talk.

O-grade form *swor-.
a. swear from Old English swerian, to swear, proclaim, from Germanic *swarjan;
b. answer from Old English andswaru, answer, from Germanic *and-swarō, "a swearing against" "rebuttal" (*andi-, against; see ant-).

[Pokorny 1. su̯er- 1049.]

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