lau- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root lau-: guerdon, lucrative, lucre.


Gain, profit.

Oldest form *leh2u-, colored to *lah2u-.
1. Suffixed form *lau-no-. guerdon from Old High German lōn, reward from Germanic *launam.
2. Suffixed zero-grade form *lu-tlo-. lucrative, lucre from Latin lucrum, gain, profit.

[Pokorny lāu- 655.]

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