This Proto-Hellenic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Hellenic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *n̥-.

Alternative forms edit

  • *ən- (before words beginning with a vowel)
  • *nē-, *nā-, *nō- (before words beginning with a short vowel originating from a PIE laryngeal)

Prefix edit


  1. un-, not
  2. without, lacking

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Ancient Greek: ἀ- (a-)
    • Greek: α- (a-)
      • English: a-
      • Norwegian Bokmål: a-