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 *médʰu (honey; mead).

Noun edit

*métʰu n[1]

  1. intoxicating drink
  2. mead

Inflection edit

U-stem, neuter
Nominative *métʰu
Genitive *métʰwos
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative *métʰu *métʰwe *métʰwa
Vocative *métʰu *métʰwe *métʰwa
Accusative *métʰu *métʰwe *métʰwa
Genitive *métʰwos *métʰwoyyun *métʰwōn
Dative *métʰwei *métʰwoyyun *métʰupʰi
Locative *métʰwi ? *métʰuhi
Instrumental *métʰū ? *métʰupʰi

Descendants edit

  • Ancient Greek: μέθῠ (méthu) (see there for further descendants)

References edit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “μέϑυ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 919