Ilk. erdh n. “seed, germ” (Category: to Sow; Seed)
A noun meaning “seed, germ” derived from primitive ᴹ✶eredē (Ety/ERÉD). The middle [e] was lost due to the Ilkorin syncope, and afterwards the [d] became [ð] after [r], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/erdh).
References ✧ Ety/ERÉD; EtyAC/ERÉD
|ᴹ✶eredē > erð||[eredē] > [erede] > [erde] > [erðe] > [erð]||✧ Ety/ERÉD|