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Why is PGmc *hanhaną cogante with *hōkaz, variant of *hakô (“hook”) and not with *hanhuz?

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  • We don't usually like questions about specific etymologies here. But in regards to your question, I was under the impression that *hanhaną and *hōkaz are not cognates, as they come from different PIE roots, *ḱenk- and *keg- respectively. Nov 29 '21 at 17:59
  • @ⰲⱁⰴⰰ Why are not PGmc *hanhaną and *hanhuz cognate? Nov 29 '21 at 18:25
  • @ⰲⱁⰴⰰ You should see Orel - A handbook of germanic etymology Nov 29 '21 at 18:26

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