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This Proto-Indo-European entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.




  1. tender, weak
  2. young creature

Derived terms[edit]

  • Unsorted formations:
    • Albanian: trim
    • Armenian:
    • Balto-Slavic: *tarnas
    • Hellenic:
    • Indo-Iranian: *tárunas
    • Italic:


  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) , “²ter-, teru-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 1070 of 1070, 1071
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973) , “թարմ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page թոռն of 161, 198
  • Abajev, V. I. (1979) , “²tæryn, tyryn | tærna”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ osetinskovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Ossetian Language] (in Russian), volume III, Moscow, Leningrad: USSR Academy of Sciences, page 280