eg-

eg-
    eg-
    English meaning: a lack of smth.
    Deutsche Übersetzung: “Mangel”
    Material: Lat. egeō, -ēre “ want, be in need; with genit. or abl. to be in want of, to be without, not to have; also to desire, wish for, want “, egestüs “ poverty, indigence, need; with genit., want of “, egēnus (*egesnos) “ needy, destitute; with genit. or abl., in need of “. Hereupon also Osc. egmo f. “a thing, object, matter, affair, circumstance; possessions, property, wealth; interest, advantage, benefit; cause, ground, reason; a matter of business; a law suit, action “ (to meaning development compare Gk. χρή : χρῆμα); O.N. ekla “lack”, ekla “barely”, O.H.G. ekorōdo “bare, only”, ekrōdi, eccherode “thin, weak”.
    References: WP. I 114 f., WH. I 394 f.

Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary. 2015.

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