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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:as-
DEFINITION:To burn, glow. Oldest form *2es-, colored to *2as-.
Derivatives include arson and azalea.
1. Extended form *asg-. ash1, from Old English æsce, asce, ash, from Germanic *askn-. 2. Suffixed form *s--. Ara, from Latin ra, altar, hearth. 3. Suffixed (stative) form *s--. a. arid, from Latin ridus, dry, parched, from rre, to be dry; b. ardent, ardor, arson, from Latin rdre, to burn, be on fire, from ridus, parched. 4. Extended form *asd-. a. zamia, from Greek azein, to dry; b. azalea, from Greek azaleos, dry. (Pokorny s- 68.)
 
 
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