ayer- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root ayer-: early, ere, erst, or.


Day, morning.

a. early, ere, or2 from Old English ǣr, before;
b. or2 from Old Norse ār, before. Both a and b from Germanic *airiz.
2. erst from Old English ǣrest, earliest, from Germanic (superlative) *airistaz.

[Pokorny ā̆i̯er- 12.]

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