|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
The dispute is due to differing opinions on how initial PIE *gʷʰ- evolved in Germanic, some think that *gʷʰ would have turned to *b, and that the root *gʷʰer- would instead have given rise to burn etc. There also has been etymologies proposing a merger of the two roots.
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