03-02-04 02:11, elmeras2000 wrote:

> ... An adjective derived
> from the other word may have existed as *H1org^h-รณ-s meaning 'being
> mounted (in the special way)', but that is very uncertain, since it
> belongs to a semantic field where slang travels fast. The basic verb
> is retained in Hittite ark- 'to mount', and many Indo-European
> languages have retained the derivative *H3org^h-i- which
> means 'testicle'.

They can't both be right. Which laryngeal do you reconstruct here, *h1
or *h3?

Incidentally, from Gk. orkHis 'testicle' we also get 'orchid'. Funny
things have grown out of this root.