Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/nébʰos

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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 *nebʰ- +‎ *-os.

NounEdit

*nébʰos n ‎(oblique stem *nébʰes-)

  1. cloud
  2. mist, moisture

InflectionEdit

Athematic, acrostatic
singular
nominative *nébos
genitive *nébesos
singular dual plural
nominative *nébos *nébesih₁ *nébōs
vocative *nébos *nébesih₁ *nébōs
accusative *nébos *nébesih₁ *nébōs
genitive *nébesos *? *nébesoHom
ablative *nébesos *? *nébesmos
dative *nébesey *? *nébesmos
locative *nébes, *nébesi *? *nébesu
instrumental *nébesh₁ *? *nébesbʰi

CommentEdit

In a number of derived words the meaning shifts to "sky" or "heaven," as the sky was thought to be the dwelling place of various deities, esp. *dyḗws ph₂tḗr ‎(sky father), the chief sky-god.

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