It is generally assumed that every adjective ending in -ης is an s-stem like εủγενς -ος; cf. γνος gen. γνε-ος, Lat. genus gener-is, Skr. janas janas-as) or δνσμευς . Solmsen, for instance, does not hesitate to regard μ-ηγερς as evidence for the s-stem geres which he wishes to find in γοστóς σ-τóς), and Bechtel infers a stem παγεσ - from περπαγς. The result of this well-nigh universal belief has been that hardly anybody has thought it worth while to examine these (...) words carefully. (shrink)
The two meanings of γρα [ the chase, game, booty taken in hunting] are also meanings of θρα and similarly θηρέέιν is parallel to γρέέιν both in form and in meaning. These facts are of more importance for the etymology of γρα than the accidental resemblance to γρέν or to γέρέιν.