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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:ghedh-
DEFINITION:To unite, join, fit. 1. Lengthened o-grade form *ghdh-. good, from Old English gd, good, from Germanic *gdaz, “fitting, suitable.” 2. together, from Old English tgædere, together (t, to; see de-), from Germanic *gadur, “in a body.” 3. gather, from Old English gad(e)rian, to gather, from Germanic *gadurn, “to come or bring together.” (Pokorny ghedh- 423.)
 
 
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