๐’‰ฟ๐’€€๐’‹ป

HittiteEdit

๐’‰ฟ๐’€€๐’‹ป
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wรณdrฬฅ (โ€œwaterโ€). Bedล™ich Hroznรฝ, who deciphered Hittite in 1917, said that seeing this word and knowing German Wasser made him realize Hittite was Indo-European.[1]

NounEdit

๐’‰ฟ๐’€€๐’‹ป โ€ข (wa-a-tar)

  1. water
    • Said to be the first Hittite sentence translated by Hroznรฝ:
      ๐’‰ก ๐’ƒป๐’€ญ ๐’‚Š๐’„‘๐’๐’€œ๐’‹ผ๐’‰Œ ๐’‰ฟ๐’€€๐’‹ป๐’ˆ  ๐’‚Š๐’†ช๐’Œ“๐’‹ผ๐’‰Œ
      nu NINDA-an e-ez-za-at-te-ni wa-a-tar-ma e-ku-ut-te-ni.
      [now] bread you shall eat, and water you shall drink.

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Buck, C. D. (1920), โ€œHittite an Indo-European Language?โ€, in Classical Philologyโ€Ž[1], volume 15, issue 2, pages 189โ€“90

Further readingEdit

  • Kloekhorst, Alwin (2019), โ€œHittite โ€˜Waterโ€™โ€, in U. Blรคsing, J. Dum-Tragut, T.M. van Lint, editors, Armenian, Hittite, and Indo-European Studies: A Commemoration Volume for Jos J.S. Weitenberg (Hebrew University Armenian Studies; 15), Leuven: Peeters, pages 143โ€“147