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

Noun edit


  1. louse

Derived terms edit

  • *lowH-éh₂[1] or *luH-éh₂[1]
    • Proto-Celtic: *luwā[1]
  • *lúH-s ~ *luHs-és[2]
    • Proto-Germanic: *lūs (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations:
    • >? Proto-Hellenic:
    • >? Proto-Slavic: *vъšь (see there for further descendants)

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Matasović, Ranko (2009) “*luwā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 250
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) “lū̆s”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 2, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 692