yes- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root yes-: eczema, kieselguhr, yeast, zeolite.


To boil, foam, bubble.

1. yeast from Old English gist, yeast, from Germanic *jest-.
2. kieselguhr from Old High German jësan, to ferment, and jerian, to cause to ferment, from Germanic *jes-.
3. eczema, zeolite from Greek zeein, zein, to boil.

[Pokorny i̯es- 506.]

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