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Source: Irslinger, Britta (University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
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Comment: The Germanic verbs and probably the Old Prussian one belong to *tens- 'to pull' (LIV 629). They do not belong in the same class as the Slavic ones which Derksen derives from *tengÊ°- (not contained in LIV). LIV points out that the root *tens- could originate from the desiderative of *ten- 'wanting to stretch'. If this was the case, *tens- was perceived as an independent neo-root already in Late PIE.