porko- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root porko-: aardvark, farrow, porcelain, porcine, porcupine, pork, porpoise.


Young pig.

Oldest form *pork̑o-, becoming *porko- in centum languages.
a. farrow1 from Old English fearh, little pig;
b. aardvark from Middle Dutch diminutive form varken, small pig. Both a and b from Germanic *farhaz.
2. porcelain, porcine, pork; porcupine, porpoise from Latin porcus, pig.

[Pokorny pork̑o-s 841.]

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