Tuesday, 6 January 2015

world and Fergus

Proto-Indo-European *wiH-ro- "man" combined with *-ald- "age" to form Proto-Germanic *wer-ald- "life or age of man" and English world.

*wiH-ro- became Old Irish fer "man", combining with *ǵeus- "to taste, choose" to form the name Fergus apparently meaning "having the strength of men".

*wiH-ro- is also found in werewolf.