Does English “need” relate to “nudge”?

Reply Thu 27 Jun, 2019 01:22 pm
need: from Proto-Indo-European *new- (“to incline, tend, move, push, nod, wave”)
nudge: Compare Norwegian nugge, nyggje (“to jostle, rub”) means a gentle push.

In Old Slavonic “nudit'” / “nugdat'” (it’ and at’ are the verb endings) is used when a wave hits something in it’s back.

In Russian “nugda” is used instead of English “need”.
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