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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.


Alternative reconstructionsEdit



  1. to clean, rinse, slide

Derived termsEdit

  • *ḱlewH-
    • Balto-Slavic:
    • Italic:
      • Latin: cluō (to clean)
  • *ḱlu-d-
  • *ḱluH-d-ro-
    • Armenian: (probably)
    • Germanic: *hlūtraz (see there for further descendants)
  • *ḱluH-ro-
    • Celtic: [Term?]
      • Welsh: clir (light, bright, clear, clean, joyful)
  • *ḱluH-r-yo- ~ *ḱluH-r-yeh₂-
    • Armenian: (probably)
  • Unsorted formations:


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “šluoti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 453-454
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “cloāca”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 122