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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *grud-
Meaning: to shout
Old Greek: grǘzdō `grunzen'
Germanic: *krut-ja- vb., *krut-jōn- f.
Russ. meaning: издавать какие-то звуки
References: WH
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *krutjan-, *krutjōn
Meaning: shout; a bird
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Old Norse: krütja wk. `brummen, murren'
Norwegian: krütja `Seevogel (Larus tridactylus)'
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 603
Root: gru-
English meaning: grunting (of pigs)
German meaning: Grunzlaut der Schweine
General comments: (gru-d-, gru-n-d-)
Material: Gr. γρυ̃ Grunzlaut der Schweine, γρύζω (*γρυδι̯ω) `grunze, muckse', γρυ̃λος, γρύλλος `Ferkel', γρυλίζω `grunze', γογγρύζειν τονθορύζειν, τὸ τὰς ὗς φωνει̃ν Hes.;

    lat. grundiō, mit volkssprachl. Assimilation grunniō `grunze' =

    frühneuhochd. (mit im Schallworte stockender Lautverschiebung im Anlaut) grunnen, ags. grun(n)ian, Intensiv ahd. grunzian, nhd. `grunzen', ags. grunnettan ds., engl. to grunt ds.; mit Lautversch. anord. krytia (Prät. krutta) `knurren, murren', krutr m. `Geschrei', dän. krotte `brummen', engl. crout `krächzen', falls nicht eher zu ger-2 C.

References: WP. I 658, WH. I 624.
Pages: 406
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