PIE Etymon and IE Reflexes
Below we display: a Proto-Indo-European (PIE) etymon adapted from Pokorny, with our own English gloss; our Semantic Field assignment(s) for the etymon, linked to information about the field(s); an optional Comment; and Reflexes (derived words) in various Indo-European languages, organized by family/group in west-to-east order where Germanic is split into West/North/East families and English, our language of primary emphasis, is artificially separated from West Germanic. IE Reflexes appear most often as single words with any optional letter(s) enclosed in parentheses; but alternative full spellings are separated by '/' and "principal parts" appear in a standard order (e.g. masculine, feminine, and neuter forms) separated by commas.
Reflexes are annotated with: Part-of-Speech and/or other Grammatical feature(s); a short Gloss which, especially for modern English reflexes, may be confined to the oldest sense; and some Source citation(s) with 'LRC' always understood as editor. Keys to PoS/Gram feature abbreviations and Source codes appear below the reflexes; at the end are links to the previous/next etyma [in Pokorny's alphabetic order] that have reflexes.
All reflex pages are currently under active construction; as time goes on, corrections may be made and/or more etyma & reflexes may be added.
Pokorny Etymon: srebh-, sr̥bh-, and serbh- 'to sip, slurp, swallow'
Semantic Field(s): to Drink
|Middle English:||absorb||vb||to absorb, swallow up||AHD|
|English:||absorb||vb.trans||to assimilate, incorporate||AHD/W7|
|absorption||n||absorbing, being absorbed||AHD|
|adsorb||vb||to hold/take up via surface adhesion||AHD/W7|
|resorb||vb||to swallow/suck in again||AHD/W7|
|slurp||vb||to eat/drink noisily/with sucking sound||AHD/W7|
|Middle Low German:||slorpen||vb||to slurp||W7|
|schlürfen||vb||to slurp, sip, swig||LRC|
|Latin:||absorbeo, absorbēre||vb||to swallow down||W7|
|resorbeo, resorbēre||vb||to swallow back||W7|
|sorbeo, sorbēre||vb||to absorb, suck up||W7|
|Middle French:||absorber||vb||to absorb||W7|
|Greek:||ῥοφέω||vb||to suck up, gulp down||LRC|
Key to Part-of-Speech/Grammatical feature abbreviations:
Key to information Source codes (always with 'LRC' as editor):
|AHD||=||Calvert Watkins: The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, 2nd ed. (2000)|
|LRC||=||Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin|
|W7||=||Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1963)|