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|Subject:||Germanic 'Jörð' vs. Turkic 'yer/yurt'|
|Question:||Hello everyone. I am preparing a presentation of compared mythology and I reached an interesting point. The word Jörð in Old Norse is etymologically related to ''earth'' as you know. In Turkic, there is two words: ''yer'', which directly means ''earth'' and ''yurt'' (t/d change is observed in Old Turkic), which means ''homeland''. These two words are also used in today's Turkish. I see a phonological and semantical similarity here. I need to know if these words are originally related or not. Thank you!|
|From:||Mete Avcı Metheus|