sel- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root sel-: assail, desultory, dissilient, exult, halter, insult, resile, result, salacious, salient, sally, salmon, somersault.


To jump.

1. Suffixed zero-grade form *sal-yo-.
a. salacious, salient, sally, salto, sauté; assail, assault, desultory, dissilient, exult, insult, resile, result, somersault from Latin salīre, to leap;
b. halter2 from Greek hallesthai, to leap, jump.
2. Probably Latin salmō (borrowed from Gaulish), salmon (< "the leaping fish") salmon

[Pokorny 4. sel- 899.]

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