This Proto-Indo-European 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-Indo-European edit

Root edit


  1. to set in motion
  2. to flow

Alternative reconstructions edit

Related terms edit

Derived terms edit

  • *dʰe-dʰónh₂-e (stative)[1]
  • *dʰénh₂- ~ dʰn̥h₂-u- (present)[1]
  • *dʰonh₂-éye-ti (causative)[1]
  • *dʰonh₂-i-s
    • >? Proto-Germanic: *daniz (Dane) (see there for further descendants)
  • *dʰónh₂-o-s
  • *dʰn̥h₂-(i)-sḱé-ti[1]
  • *dʰónh₂-ti-s ~ *dʰn̥h₂-téy-s[3]
    • >? Proto-Italic: *ðonts
      • Latin: fōns (fountain, (well)spring, source) (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations:

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), “*dʰenh₂-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, pages 144–145
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adams, Douglas Q. (2013), “tsnamo*”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, page 813: “*dʰen- ‘run, flow’”
  3. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “fōns, fontis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 230–231