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: su̯omb(h)o-s 'porous, spongy, swampy'
|Old English:||swamm||n.masc||sponge; fungus, mushroom||KEW/ASD|
|English:||sump||n||pit/reservoir serving as drain/receptacle for liquid||AHD/W7|
|swamp||n||spongy land covered/saturated by water||AHD/W7|
|swampy||adj||spongy, re: swamp||W7|
|Middle Dutch:||somp||n||swamp, morass||W7|
|Old High German:||swam(b), swamm||n||sponge; fungus, mushroom||KDW/ASD|
|Middle High German:||sumpf||n||swamp, marsh||W7|
|German:||Schwamm||n.masc||sponge; fungus, mushroom||LRC|
|Old Norse:||svǫppr, soppr||n||sponge; fungus, mushroom||KNW|
|Danish:||svamp||n||sponge; fungus, mushroom||TLL|
|Swedish:||svamp||n||swamp; fungus, mushroom||ASD/TLL|
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)|
|ASD||=||Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller: An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1898)|
|KDW||=||Gerhard Köbler: Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, 4th ed. (1993)|
|KEW||=||Gerhard Köbler: Altenglisches Wörterbuch, 2nd ed. (2003)|
|KNW||=||Gerhard Köbler: Altnordisches Wörterbuch, 2nd ed. (2003)|
|LRC||=||Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin|
|TLL||=||Frederick Bodmer: The Loom of Language (1944)|
|W7||=||Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1963)|