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Tocharian B[edit]


From an unattested singular form *käryā-, from Proto-Tocharian *käryā-, from Proto-Indo-European *kṛd(i)yeh₂-, from *ḱḗr, whence also English heart and Old Irish cride. Compare Tocharian A kri (will).


käryāñ pl

  1. hearts.

Usage notes[edit]

The usual - word for heart is arañce; käryāñ appears to be an archaism attested in only one passage.

Further reading[edit]

  • Adams, Douglas Q. (2013) , “käryāñ”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN