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Pokorny Etymon: 3. u̯erg̑-, u̯org̑- 'to abound, be very strong; to swarm, swell'
|English:||orgasm||n||intense/paroxysmal emotional excitement||AHD/W7|
|Greek:||organ||vb||to grow ripe, be lustful||W7|
Key to Part-of-Speech/Grammatical feature abbreviations:
Key to information Source codes (always with 'LRC' as editor):
|AHD||=||Calvert Watkins: The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, 2nd ed. (2000)|
|LRC||=||Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin|
|W7||=||Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1963)|