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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

  • *bʰerw-
  • *bʰrew-[1]


Extension of *bʰer- (to boil).



  1. to boil
  2. to brew

Derived termsEdit

  • *bʰrewh₁-
    • *bʰrewh₁- (root present)
      • Germanic: *brewwaną (to brew) (see there for further descendants)
    • *bʰréh₁wr̥
    • *bʰrowh₁-tó-
      •  ? Germanic: *braudą (bread) (see there for further descendants)
  • *bʰrew-
  • Unsorted formations


  1. 1.0 1.1 De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  3. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009), “brouwen”, in Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press