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By Isaac Mozeson


CHERRY-PICKING COGNATES in the "SORREL" entry

Jun17





A red “grape”  (Isaiah 16:8) which reverses SRK is German Kirsch, cherry) < שרק   SahRahQ means sorrel, reddish . Ugaitic  srqm also means a red choice product of the vine. A Kirschenbaum in German is a cherry tree.
For reversed, R-S redness, as in ROSE, RUSSETT, RUST or RUSSIA,  ee RED and RISE.

Regina Werling explains that the Y at the end of English CHERRY corresponds to a German guttural, as WAY/Weg and SAY/Sagen.

She confirms the German link by picking a basket of global K-R-S cherry words:
(Warm-weather cognates are probably borrowings.)
Albanian quershi
Armenian kerras
Arabic keras
Basque kerezi
Bengali ceri (as a likely borrowing from CHERRY, it has no end-fricative)
Bulgarian череша tsheresha
Dutch kers
Estonian kirss
Finnish kirssika
French cerise
Galician cereixa
Greek Kerasi
Indonesian ceri  (as a likely borrowing from CHERRY, it has no end-fricative)
Icelandic  kirsuber
Italian ciliegia  shift R/L
Latin prunus cerasus Sauerkirsche
Latvian kirsis
Macedonian цреша tsresha
Nepali ceri (as a likely borrowing from CHERRY, it has no end-fricative )
Persian gilas
Romanian cireșe
Swedish körsbär
Spanish cereza
Tagalog seresa , tsera (as a likely borrowing from CHERRY, it has no end-fricative)
Tamil cerri  (as a likely borrowing from CHERRY, it has no end-fricative )
Turkish kiraz
Hungarian cseresznye
Welsh ceirios



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