las- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root las-: lascivious, list, lust, wanderlust.


To be eager, wanton, or unruly.

a. lust from Old English lust, lust;
b. wanderlust from Old High German lust, desire;
c. list5 from Old English lystan, to please, satisfy a desire, from Germanic denominative verb *lustjan. a-c all from suffixed Germanic zero-grade form *lustuz.
2. Suffixed form *las-ko-. lascivious from Latin lascīvus, wanton, lustful.

[Pokorny las- 654.]

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