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Words about Plants

The words in the first row of this table are all marked with an asterisk (*).
This means that they are believed to be the P.I.E. roots that later became words in other languages, as shown in the other rows of the table.

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P.I.E.

*derwo-/*dru

*bhereg

*bhago-

*grno-

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Modern English

tree

birch

beech

corn

garden

OLD ENGLISH

treow

beorc

bece

corn

ort geard

GERMAN

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Birke

Buche

Korn 'rye'

Garten

LATIN

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farnus 'ash'

fagus

granum 'a grain'

hortus

GREEK

doru 'beam,shaft,spear'

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phagos 'oak'

geron 'old man'

kepos

RUSSIAN

derevo

bereza

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zerno

ogorod

SANSKRIT

daru- 'wood'

bhurja-

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jirna-

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SPANISH

madera 'wood'

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grano

jardin

FRENCH

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jardine