Re: [tied] Indo-European roots for Latin 'serere' to join together

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 17296
Date: 2002-12-31

>Can anyone tell me if there is an IE etymology for 'serere' to join

Yes, there is.

I definitely recall Piotr explaining this root a while back but the
Yahoo Groups search interface is so dysfunctional that we have to face
the facts that its probably lost in a sea of unorganized data
somewhere in the recesses of Yahoo's dumpy servers.

You should always keep in mind that there is the American Heritage site
( that houses a small list of IE roots. It's
very useful. They mention *ser- "to line up" and the extended form
*sr-eu- "to flow (as a river)". The latter is the source of Greek
/rheuma/, Latin /struere/ "to pile up", Sanskrit /srava/ and Germanic
*straumaz (> "stream"). I know there are also other extensions of the
root but I can't recall them from the top of my memory.

- gLeN

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