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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:nek-2
DEFINITION:To reach, attain. Oldest form *ne-, becoming *nek- in centum languages.
   I. O-grade form *nok-. enough, from Old English geng, enough, from Germanic *ganga-, sufficient, from *ga-nah, “suffices” (*ga-, intensive prefix; see kom).
   II. Variant form *enk-. 1. oncogenesis, oncology, from Greek reduplicated enenkein, to carry (suppletive aorist of pherein, to carry; see bher-), with derived noun onkos, a burden, mass, hence a tumor (from suffixed o-grade *onk-o-; see 2 below). 2. Suffixed o-grade form *onk-o-. baisa, paisa, pice, from Sanskrit aa, part, portion. 3. Compound root *bhrenk- (see bher1). (Pokorny ene- 316.)
 
 
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