Talk:crow

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Thanks, mav. Where can I find the pronunciaton keys?

v. i. is verb intranstive, v. t. is verb transitive. -- Zoe

Proto-Germanic[edit]

I'm assuming this is cognate to Latin corvus (/kor.wus/) so there's a Proto-Indo-European root somewhere. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:56, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

No, that's not possible – you forgot to consider the Germanic consonant shift (Grimm's law). Only *hrabnaz "raven" can be connected with corvus (but only via a root etymology; presumably a root *ker- "to shout", though it does not seem to be attested as a verb: I haven't found a fitting root in LIV). The root you are looking for is *gerh₂- "to cry hoarsely" (though this is another noise root à la Pokorny that seems to be found only in nominal derivations: again, nothing in LIV). --Florian Blaschke (talk) 22:16, 3 July 2013 (UTC)