Jason (jcreed) wrote,
Jason
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The family trees of words in human languages are astonishingly large, ramified, and semantically broad.

Harpy, bereft, usurp, surreptitious, rapid, ravish, rupture, rob, rover, interrupt, corrupt, abrupt, erupt, bankrupt, rout and route --- all seem (based on cursory internet research that I did just now) to owe something to PIE *reup-.

Ambrosia, morbid, moribund, mortgage, mortal, amortize from *mrtro-.

Prehensile, enterprise, impregnable, misprision, comprehension, surprise, get, beget, apprentice, hedera (as in ivy) from *ghend-.
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