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Having now confirmed that this is from the Dnghu Association 2007 update of Pokorny's Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch, it appears the relevant passage you're talking about is on page 2651 which says the following under its heading for the pronoun se- "reflexive pronoun" (text in square brackets my own translation): other Zugehörigkeits- ...


The Germanic schwager comes from PIE swēḱurós, meaning "brother-in-law". It is a derivation of swéḱuros "father-in-law", from which also comes Proto-Slavic svekrъ. Could you lookup Wikitionary?


Aramaic gīsā is a shorter form for aḡīsā “wife’s sister’s husband”. I do not have an etymology for this, but it really does not look anything like Indo-European *sueḱuro- or any of its descendants.


Obviously there is no dissimilation going on in the OE form wyrt or the Gothic form waurts, because there is no internal similarity to dissimilate; the dissimilation would have happened in the Proto-Germanic form *wurtiz, where the similarity of the *w to the following *u gave rise to the former's deletion and the creation of the form *urtiz. That's the form ...

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