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 *bʰh₂nyéti, from the root *bʰeh₂- (shine).

Noun edit


  1. appear

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • Ancient Greek: φαίνω (phaínō)