ger- / Indo-European roots


To gather.

Oldest form *h2ger-.
1. Extended form *grem-. cram from Old English crammian, to stuff, cram, from Germanic *kramm-.
2. Reduplicated form *gre-g-. gregarious, greige; aggregate, congregate, egregious, segregate from Latin grex (stem greg-), herd, flock.
3. Basic form *əger-, with suffixed o-grade form *əgor-ā-. agora1, agoraphobia, allegory, category, panegyric from Greek ageirein, to assemble, and aguris, agorā, marketplace.

[Pokorny 1. ger- 382.]

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