An adjective meaning “fine, slender” derived from primitive ᴹ✶terēwā (Ety/TER), where the unstressed vowel in the first syllable vanished to produce the favored combination [tr] as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/trêw).
adjective. fine, slender
- ᴹQ. tereva “fine, acute, fine, acute, *keen; [ᴱQ.] sharp, piercing, shrill [of sound]; acute (pain)” ✧ Ety/TER
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶terḗwā > trēw [terḗwā] > [terḗwa] > [trḗwa] > [trḗw] ✧ Ety/TER
- trēw ✧ Ety/TER