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On *ner- | Etymology of root *ner- by etymonline published:

Proto-Indo-European root meaning “man,” also “vigorous, vital, strong.”
It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by:
Sanskrit nar-, Armenian ayr, Welsh ner “a man;” Greek aner (genitive andros) “a man, a male” (as opposed to a woman, a youth, or a god).

*** The following are words with the same etymological roots, in Persian: Nar (Male), Neeru (Strength, Power, Force, and also used commonly in the sense of Armed Force and Individuals on Workforce). Power plant goes: Neeru-gaah. Also Narinegy: Maleness, Male genitalia.
Older uses include Neyram or Narimaan and Avestan Nairemanu (Strong Champion, UltraHero).

Interesting. This root may have been more productive in Persian than in English. Different senses seem to be emphasized in each language. In English, this root seems largely limited to anthro- words (anthropology, philanthropy, misanthrope…), some precise “jargony” words (androgynous, polyandrous…) and partially fossilized in a handful of names (Alexander, Andrew, Andromeda…).

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Assuming anthro- even descends from this root in the first place.

Yes, it does. :grinning:
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