sā- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root sā-: asset, hadron, sad, sate, satiate, satiety, satire, satisfy, saturate.


To satisfy.

Oldest form *seh2-, colored to *sah2-, becoming *sā-.
1. Suffixed zero-grade form *sə-to-.
a. sad from Old English sæd, sated, weary, from Germanic *sadaz, sated;
b. sate1 from Old English sadian, to sate, from derivative Germanic verb *sadōn, to satisfy, sate.
2. Suffixed zero-grade form *sə-ti-. satiate, satiety; assai, asset, satisfy from Latin satis, enough, sufficient.
3. Suffixed zero-grade form *sə-tu-ro-. satire, saturate from Latin satur, full (of food), sated.
4. Suffixed zero-grade form *sə-d-ro-. hadron from Greek hadros, thick.

[Pokorny sā- 876.]

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