Meanings

1.
to give someone the creeps
(In German, the person is the indirect object. It's not as strong as "giving the creeps" but it implies VERY intense skepticism. It belongs to the family of "home".)
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Word Family

Root: *yer-

The core idea of this root was:

year, season, cycle

It’s the origin of the words year and Jahr as well as the word hour, which in ancient Greek was more generally about a full cycle.

It’s possible that the root ties in with a root that was about going, but German and English sources mention different things here.

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