trep- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root trep-: -tropous, apotropaic, contrive, entropy, treponema, trope, trophy, tropic, tropo-.


To turn.

1. -tropous; apotropaic, Atropos, treponema from Greek trepein, to turn, with o-grade derivative tropos, turning.
2. O-grade form *trop-.
a. Suffixed form *trop-o-. trope, troubadour, trover; contrive, retrieve from Greek tropos, a turn, way, manner;
b. suffixed form *trop-ā-. trophy, tropic, tropo-; entropy from Greek tropē, a turning, change.

[Pokorny 2. trep- 1094.]

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