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

Perhaps extended from *h₂en- (on, onto).

Root edit


  1. face
  2. forehead
  3. front

Derived terms edit

  • *h₂ént-s ~ *h₂n̥t-és
  • *h₂entí-o-s (front, forehead)
  • *h₂ént-o-s
    • Proto-Tocharian: *ā́ntë (see there for further descendants)
  • *h₂e/ont-ó-s
  • Unsorted formations:

Further reading edit

  • Kloekhorst, Alwin (2008), “ḫant-”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 5), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 287–289