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Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/wódr̥

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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

Possibly of Indo-Uralic origin — compare the Uralic root *wete, whence Finnish vesi and Hungarian víz — but the suggestion that Indo-European and Uralic are related is controversial. Kronasser proposed in 1966 that there was an original root noun *wed-, the source of both the r/n-heteroclitic, and the Anatolian *wid(a)- (water). Starke and Kloekhorst argue that the latter is of Luwian origin, from the adjective [script?] (wida-, wet) (from PIE *wed-o-). Compare also Old Armenian գետ (get), an o-stem from Proto-Indo-European *wed-os-.

NounEdit

*wódr̥ n

  1. water

DeclensionEdit

Oblique stem proterokinetic *udén- or acrostatic *wédn̥-.

See alsoEdit

DescendantsEdit