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noun. growth, plant

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noun. growth, plant, plant, growth

A word in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “growth, plant” under the root ᴹ√GALA “thrive” (Ety/GALA). It seems to be an abstract elaboration of the verb N. gala- “to grow”, so perhaps refers both to “growth” as a process, as well as a “plant” as a thing that grows.

Conceptual Development: The Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s had G. caltha “a plant, herb” based on the early root ᴱ√cala- “✱grow” (GL/25), apparently a precursor to √GAL(A) “grow” of the 1930s and later.


  • ᴹ√GAL “grow, thrive” ✧ Ety/GALA; EtyAC/GAL²

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√GALA > galas[galasse] > [galass] > [galas]✧ Ety/GALA
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