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.


Alternative reconstructionsEdit



  1. wild
  2. wild animal

Derived termsEdit

  • *ǵʰwḗr (< **ǵʰwér-s)
    • Proto-Hellenic: *kʷʰḗr
      • Ancient Greek: θήρ (thḗr)
  • *ǵʰwér-os
  • *ǵʰwér-ō (< **ǵʰwér-on-s)
    • Proto-Germanic: *berô (bear) (possibly)
  • *ǵʰwer-o-h₃kʷs
  • Unsorted formations:

Further readingEdit


  1. ^ Ringe, Donald (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (A Linguistic History of English; 1)‎[1], Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[2], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN