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Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 16:07
by Salmoneus
English: horde
Urdu (and English): Urdu

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 28 Jul 2020 23:00
by qwed117
:hun: Hungarian ezer “thousand” ~ :ind: Tamil āyiram “thousand”~ :eng: English mile

All from PIE *sm-g’éslom “one-thousand”

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 15 Oct 2020 11:02
by k1234567890y
English bite and English fibre (borrowed from Latin fibra)

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

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 04 Dec 2020 21:23
by Shemtov
:alb: <dyqan> /dyc͡çan/ "Store" Yiddish /duxann̩/ "to preform the priestly blessings" both ultimately from Aramaic /dukanaʔ/ "Platform"

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 26 Jan 2021 08:20
by k1234567890y
English cybernetics(from which the prefix cyber- is derived) and government

both of cybernetics and government are ultimately derived from Ancient Greek κυβερνάω "I steer".

p.s. in modern society the government is sometimes metaphorised as a machine, which kinda is another connection between "government" and "cybernetics".

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 12 Apr 2021 19:57
by k1234567890y
English orphan and robot

both words are ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos “orphan” or its predecessor *h₃erbʰ “to change or evolve status”

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 12 Apr 2021 20:47
by Iyionaku
k1234567890y wrote: 12 Apr 2021 19:57 English orphan and robot

both words are ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos “orphan” or its predecessor *h₃erbʰ “to change or evolve status”
Also, German Arbeit "work" also derives from the same root.

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 12 Jun 2021 03:50
by k1234567890y
English Wales, Gaul, Walloon, Wallachia

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 12 Jun 2021 09:30
by Titus Flavius
Polish "córka" /tsurka/
Russian "doč'" /dotS/

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 12 Jun 2021 23:28
by Salmoneus
k1234567890y wrote: 12 Jun 2021 03:50 English Wales, Gaul, Walloon, Wallachia
Also Cornwall.

Re: Surprising cognates

Posted: 13 Jun 2021 01:00
by k1234567890y
Salmoneus wrote: 12 Jun 2021 23:28
k1234567890y wrote: 12 Jun 2021 03:50 English Wales, Gaul, Walloon, Wallachia
Also Cornwall.
yeah you are right