Re: [tied] Technology

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 7863
Date: 2001-07-13

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> Yes, it is a widespread IE root, but some clarification is in
order. The root (reconstructed traditionally as *tek^รพ- with the so-
called PIE "thorn" fricative, but most likely being just *tek^s-) was
originally used of woodworking crafts (roughly, "to make, dress,
shape or build using woodworking tools").

Thanks Peter for the lucid account. Am I wrong in assuming that, in
contrast with the semant. and phonetic distances apparent in most IE
languages, R.gvedic taks. is semant. closest to the likely root: