An adjective meaning “stiff, hard” derived from primitive ᴹ✶starāna (Ety/STARAN). First the unstressed vowel in the first syllable vanished to produce the favored combination [tr], after which the [[ilk|initial [s] spirantalized the following [t] to [θ] (“th”)]], while the [[ilk|long [ā] became [ō]]]. All these developments were suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/thrôn).
adjective. stiff, hard
- Ilk. Belthronding ✧ Ety/STARAN
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶starāna > thrôn [starā́na] > [strā́na] > [strṓna] > [θrṓna] > [θrṓn] ✧ Ety/STARAN