From: Brian M. Scott
> --- "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...> wrote:No.
>> At 4:26:34 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, Rick
>> McCallister wrote:
>>> I remember seeing, years ago, a claim that rise, raise
>>> and rear (up) were non IE words, so I'm wondering if
>>> they're related to *ar-
>>> If so, what happened to the *a-? Was the a- of arise
>>> perceived to be a prefix?
>> To the best of my knowledge, the <a-> of <arise> *was* a
>> prefix, originally <ar-> (as found in Northumb.
>> <arri:san>, according to the OED s.v. <arise>) and also
>> found as <or->, corresponding to Goth. <uz-, us->, OHG
>> <ur-, ir-, ar->, OSax. <or-, ur- a->, and ON <ør->.
> So if a- is a prefix here, is it the same as German ge-?
> And are rise, raise and rear (up) related to *ar-?Watkins, at least, takes them all to be from *h1erei-s-,