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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
Date: 18-Apr-2013
Replies:
  1. Re: Germanic 'Jörð' vs. Turkic 'yer/yurt'    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (18-Apr-2013)
  2. Re: Germanic 'Jörð' vs. Turkic 'yer/yurt'    Herbert Frederic Stahlke     (18-Apr-2013)
  3. Re: Germanic 'Jörð' vs. Turkic 'yer/yurt'    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (19-Apr-2013)

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