Surprising cognates

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Re: Surprising cognates

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English: horde
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Re: Surprising cognates

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:hun: Hungarian ezer “thousand” ~ :ind: Tamil āyiram “thousand”~ :eng: English mile

All from PIE *sm-g’éslom “one-thousand”
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Re: Surprising cognates

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English bite and English fibre (borrowed from Latin fibra)

both of them are from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- ("to split")
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Re: Surprising cognates

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:alb: <dyqan> /dyc͡çan/ "Store" Yiddish /duxann̩/ "to preform the priestly blessings" both ultimately from Aramaic /dukanaʔ/ "Platform"
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