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Greek ϱώμη, ϱῶσις and Sanskrit sāra-

Georgi T. Rikov
Glotta
66. Bd., 1./2. H. (1988), pp. 124-125
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40266810
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Abstract

The evidence of Sanskrit sāra- 'firmness, strength, power' for an anit-root *ser- is uncertain, cf. Skt. cāra-, jāna-, tārá-. Then, in spite of Hamp's doubts (Glotta 64, 1986, 256), I would derive Greek ϱώμη 'bodily strength, strength, might, force' and ϱώσις 'a strengthening; encouragement, confirmation' from *srh₃-meh₂ and *srh₃-ti- respectively.

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