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xRà.

to make adult(s);
dat: to come of age

Etymology

NLem, LMLem, MLem xuR‑a ‘come of age’
OLem xugh‑
PLem *xuɦ‑, root present of
PIE *h₂eu̯g‑ ‘strong’

xRà. used to be restricted to girls’ coming of age, while the ‘male’ variant xRàj. was reserved for boys. The latter word is obsolete now.

Cognates

Ger auch ‘also’, Lat augeō ‘increase, enlarge, honour’