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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:swd-
DEFINITION:Sweet, pleasant. Oldest form *swe2d-, colored to *swa2d-, contracted to *swd-. 1. sweet, from Old English swte, sweet, from Germanic *swtja-. 2. Suffixed form *swd--. suasion; assuasive, dissuade, persuade, from Latin sudre, to advise, urge (< “recommend as good”). 3. Suffixed form *swd-wi-. soave, suave; assuage, from Latin suvis, delightful. 4. Suffixed form *swd-es-. aedes, from Greek dos, pleasure. 5. Suffixed form *swd-on. hedonic, hedonism, from Greek hdon, pleasure. (Pokorny sd- 1039.)
 
 
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