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

Etymology edit

From *h₁en. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term. Is there literature on the second element? Perhaps something akin to the stem in *térmn̥?

Adverb edit


  1. between

Descendants edit

  • Proto-Albanian: *enter
  • Proto-Celtic: *enter (see there for further descendants)
  • Proto-Germanic: *under (conflated with *h₁n̥dʰér (under)) (see there for further descendants)
  • Proto-Indo-Iranian: *Hantár (see there for further descendants)
  • Proto-Italic: *ənter (see there for further descendants)

References edit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) “inter”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 306
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) “*enter”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 117