From Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (“water”). Bedřich Hrozný, who deciphered Hittite in 1917, said that seing this word and knowing German Wasser made him realize Hittite was Indo-European.
- Said to be the first Hittite sentence translated by Hrozný:
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- 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.
- ^ Buck, C. D. (1920), “Hittite an Indo-European Language?”, in Classical Philology, volume 15, issue 2, pages 189–90