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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:yewes-
DEFINITION:Law. 1. jural, jurist, jury1; abjure, adjure, conjure, injury, juridical, jurisconsult, jurisdiction, jurisprudence, nonjuror, objurgate, perjure, from Latin is (stem ir-), law, and its derivative irre, “to pronounce a ritual formula,” swear. 2. Compound form *yewes-dik- (see deik-). 3. Suffixed from *yewes-to-. just1, from Latin istus, just. (Pokorny eos- 512.)
 
 
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