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.




  1. to spin (thread), to sew

Derived termsEdit

  • *(s)néh₁- (root present)[1]
    • Proto-Germanic: *nēaną (see there for further descendants)
    • Hellenic:
    • Proto-Italic: *nēō
  • *(s)néH-tr̥ (perhaps)
  • *(s)néh₁-tro-m
  • *(s)nh₁-i-t-i-[2]
  • *(s)nh₁-tu-s[3]
    • Proto-Celtic: *natus (poem) (see there for further descendants)
  • *(s)néh₁-tlo-
    • Proto-Germanic: *nēþlō (needle) (see there for further descendants)
  • *snéh₁-w-r̥
  • *snoh₁-t-éh₂
    • Proto-Germanic: *snōdō (string; rope) (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations:


  1. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001) Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, pages 571-572
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “nytis”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 335-336
  3. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “natu-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 284
  4. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 155