Kalju Patustaja (new_etymology) wrote,
Kalju Patustaja
new_etymology

OAR, true etymology

OAR (n.) "Old English ar "oar," from Proto-Germanic *airo (source also of Old Norse ar, Danish aare, Swedish åra), OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN; perhaps related to Latin remus "oar," Greek eretes "rower," eretmos "oar."

"...from Proto-Germanic *AIRO " - hmmm, then Finnish apparently IS this mystic Proto-Germanic language, as OAR is exactly AIRO in Finnish! AIRO also in Votic, Izhorian, Karelian, Chud', AIR in Vepssian, AER, AERU in Estonian, AIRAZ in Livic. This word is also retained in Balto-Slavic speaks: AIRIS in Latvian, ORAS in Lithuanian.

According to Andres Pääbo, AIRO derives from AJAA (Fin.), AJA(MA) (Est.) - to push, drive, run, ride, operate, steer; HAJT (Hung.) - to drive, stimulate; AJE (Est.) - a push, a drive, a stimulus; AJU (Est.) - a run; AJUR (Est.) - a teamster - probably comes from the idea of 'men who push,drive' but can have been the source of 'oar' as the 'thing that pushes'.

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