yēr- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root yēr-: gherkin, horologe, horology, horoscope, hour, Yahrzeit, year.


Year, season.

Oldest form *yeh1r-, becoming *yē-.
1. Suffixed basic form *yēr-o-.
a. year from Old English gēar, year;
b. Yahrzeit from Old High German jār, year. Both a and b from Germanic *jēram, year.
2. Suffixed o-grade form *yōr-ā-. horary, hour; horologe, horology, horoscope from Greek hōrā, season.

[In Pokorny 1. ei- 293.]

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