Re: [tied] Ther Beaver and Its Teeth (Origin?)

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 15221
Date: 2002-09-06

But here the root is Gk. bor-/bro:- < *gWerh3- 'devour'. It's reflexes in the other IE languages (e.g. Latin voro:) are not beaver-like at all!
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From: x99lynx@...
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 7:22 PM
Subject: [tied] Ther Beaver and Its Teeth (Origin?)

Given that, the best candidate might be: Greek <bibro:sko:> means to eat up,
chew up; in its passive forms, e.g., <bebro:oetai>,  <bebro:menoi>, something
that is eaten, gnawed or chewed up.