ers- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root ers-: aberration, err, erratic, erratum, erroneous, error, maharishi, race, rishi.


To be in motion.

1. Variant form *rēs-. race2 from Old Norse rās, rushing, from Germanic *rēs-.
2. Suffixed form *ers-ā-. err, erratic, erratum, erroneous, error; aberration from Latin errāre, to wander.
3. Possible zero-grade form *r̥s-i-. rishi from Sanskrit ṛṣiḥ, poet, seer.

[Pokorny 2. ere-s- 336.]

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