Lemizh / English dictionary
to make rotten; dat: to rot, decay; to rot, decay something-dat
This word is used to describe biological or technical decay, but not for morals or other metaphorical senses we have in English.
The adjectival use is normally with dat as we are talking about a rotting or rotten thing rather than about a thing with the properties of rottenness.
< NLem srO‑a
< LMLem srè‑a
< MLem sree‑a
< OLem srē‑
< PLem *tsrā‑
< PIE *dʰréh₂g̑‑om ‘berry’
Lat frāgum ‘strawberry’, Ved drā́kṣā ‘vine’