Lemizh / English dictionary
to greet, welcome someone-dat to someplace-sce, to say farewell, goodbye to someone-dat; a greeting or farewell, ‘How do you do? Good morning/afternoon/evening/night! Goodbye!’ etc.
While this verb used to be reserved for welcome greetings until recent times, it is now used as a fairly universal greeting, also for farewells. The informal variant is gà..
< NLem gjor‑a, syncope of
< LMLem, MLem gjisor‑a ‘welcome, show respect’
< OLem gjisor‑
< PLem *gjesor‑ ‘hand’
< PIE *g̑ʰés‑or‑s, r-stem noun of
PIE *g̑ʰes‑ ‘grip’
Eng chiro‑practic (via Koi), TochB ṣar ‘hand’