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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:kwon-
DEFINITION:Dog. Oldest form *won-, becoming *kwon- in centum languages. 1. cynic; cynosure, Procyon, quinsy, from Greek kun, dog. 2. Suffixed zero-grade form *kw-to-. a. hound, from Old English hund, dog; b. dachshund, from Old High German hunt, dog; c. keeshond, from Middle Dutch hond, dog. a–c all from Germanic *hundaz. 3. Nominative form *kw. corgi, from Welsh ci, dog. 4. Variant *kan-i-. canaille, canary, canicular, canine, chenille, kennel1, from Latin canis, dog. (Pokorny on- 632.)
 
 
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