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  • Fourth, to back up the likelihood of *mĂ©dhu- and *mad being linked, we have plenty of examples of words for drink and words for being drunk having come from the same root - I've just given one example, drink/drunk, and I gave another in my earlier post, Hebrew shekar and Yiddish shiker.

    Enticed by a drunken thought

  • As it happens, of course, English DID later borrow shekar, via Greek and French, as it appears to be the root of "cider" - oh, and "shiker", from shekar, is Yiddish for "drunk".

    Enticed by a drunken thought

  • When my great-grandfather was eighty years old, my grandfather hated seeing him shiker.

    The Moses Expedition


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