I don't know how to link these to other languages. IMO 'bouder', the pl and ru links should be available.


Sulk is from Old English SOLCEN[7] (sulky, languid), past participle; from SEOLCAN in a-seolcan[8] (be slothful, or sluggish). Its only satisfactory cognate is: Middle High German SELKEN[7] (to drop, fall). Not connected with Spanish HOLGAR[3] (to be lazy), unless of Iberian origin; in which case no Proto-Indo-European root could be applied; but because of the Middle High German connection, a P.I.E. root could be *SĒhL2Gh[4]. Andrew H. Gray 17:40, 8 September 2015 (UTC)Andrew

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods. '2' inserted in root words stands for a larygeal to represent an 'a' that does not exist.

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