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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.




  1. to find
  2. to hold

Derived termsEdit

  • *gʰed- (root present)
    • Germanic: *getaną (see there for further descendants)
  • *gʰ-né-d- ~ *gʰ-n̥-d- (nasal-infix present)
  • *gʰed-eh₂
    • Italic:
      • Latin: (prae)heda (see there for further descendants)
  • *gʰed-es-eh₂
    • Italic:
      • Latin: hedera (see there for further descendants)


  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill