4 thoughts on “ceorig

  1. I think Dutch ‘zeurderig’ (zeuren, zaniken) would be derived from ‘zieden’ (to seethe, boil) which would connect it to Old English ‘sēoþan’ (boil, seethe) rather than Old English ‘ceorig’ which is probably cognate with Dutch ‘korren’ (vogelgeluid) ‘to coo’.

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  2. I personally don’t like etymologies involving animal noises, but jou might be right. Dutch ‘zieden’ (‘koken’) is ‘to boil’ (in cooking) and ‘ziedend van woede’ is seething (with rage’). ‘Sieren’ is still ‘to boil’ in modern Frisian.

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