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Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/méntis

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This Proto-Indo-European entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Indo-EuropeanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *men- (to think) +‎ *-tis.

NounEdit

*méntis f (oblique stem *mn̥téy-)

  1. thought

DeclensionEdit

Proterokinetic inflection. All of the reflexes point to *mn̥ti- stem with syllabic *-n̥-, except for Latin which is ambiguous and can be either. Therefore, there is no direct evidence for the *méntis form, but it is reconstructed on the assumption that all nouns with the *-tey- suffix followed proterokinetic inflection.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Don Ringe, From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Oxford University Press, 2006