ghes- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root ghes-: chiro-, chironomid, enchiridion, imprest, press, presto, surgery.



Oldest form *g̑hes-, becoming *ghes- in centum languages.
1. Suffixed form *ghes-ōr, stem *ghes-(e)r-. chiro-; chironomid, chirurgeon, enchiridion, surgeon, surgery from Greek kheir, hand.
2. Suffixed form *ghes-to-. press2, presto; imprest from Latin praestō, at hand, perhaps from prefixed form *prai-ghes-to- (*prai-, before; see per1)

[Pokorny 1. g̑hesor- 447.]

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