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(to pursue) a profession (see unit 6, Compounds from brackets)


gender change of
NLem xer‑a
LMLem xèr‑a
MLem xeer‑a ‘get up, get to work’
OLem xēr‑
PLem *xār‑
PIE *h₂éi̯r̥ ‘day, morning’

Masculinisation occurred at a time when professional work was mainly done by men, while women stayed at home with their children. Things have long since changed, but the language is stuck with this anachronism.


Eng ear‑ly, Gk ἄρι‑στον ‘breakfast’