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Proto-IE: *ghAr[e]dh-, *ghrēdh-
Meaning: to be hungry, to long for
Old Indian: gŕ̥dhyati `to covet, desire', gr̥dhnú- `greedily desirous', gŕ̥dhra- `eager for, desirous of', gardha- m. `desire, greediness'
Baltic: *gar̂d-u- (2), *gard-ē̂- vb.
Germanic: *grēd-a- m., -u- c., *grēd-an- m.; *grad-a- adj.
Albanian: gɛrdɛs 'Mädchenjäger'
Russ. meaning: голодать, стремится
References: WP I 633 (quite different in Pok.)
Comments: Cf. (for OInd) Slav *žьldḗtī, *žьldjǭ; *goldъ.

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