Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/men-

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This entry contains Proto-Indo-European 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

Etymology 1Edit

RootEdit

*men-

  1. to think, mind
  2. spiritual activity
Derived termsEdit
  • Present: ?
  • Aorist: ?
  • Perfect: *memón-
  • *méntis (thought)
  • *ménos (mind) (verbal noun obtained by vrddhi)
    • Sanskrit: मनस् (mánas)
    • Avestan: 𐬨𐬀𐬥𐬋 (manō) nom.
    • Old Persian: 𐏃𐎧𐎠𐎶𐎴𐎡 (haxā-mani) (personal name, "who has the mind of a friend", "friendly minded")
    • Ancient Greek: μένος (ménos)
  • *mn̥yo/e-
    • Ancient Greek: μαίνομαι (maínomai), μνάομαι (mnáomai)
    • Sanskrit: मन्यते (mányate)
    • Avestan: 𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬙𐬈 (mainiiete)
    • Old Irish: do·moinethar (have an opinion, believe), for·moinethar (envy)
    • Old Persian: 𐎶𐎡𐎴𐎹𐎠𐏃𐎹 (mainyāhay)
  •  ?

Etymology 2Edit

RootEdit

*men-

  1. to stay, stand still
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

RootEdit

*men-

  1. to tower, to stand out
DescendantsEdit
Last modified on 5 February 2014, at 16:03