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.




  1. to wash

Derived termsEdit

  • *léwh₃-e-ti (thematic root present)
    • Proto-Albanian:
    • Proto-Hellenic:
  • *(le-)lówh₃-ti (reduplicated o-grade present)[1][2]
    • Proto-Italic: *lawāō (see there for further descendants)
  • *lówh₃-tro-m, *léwh₃-tro-m
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Old Armenian: լոգանամ (loganam) (see there for further descendants)
    • Proto-Germanic: *laugō (see there for further descendants)
    • >? Old Armenian: լուանամ (luanam) (or < *plew-) (see there for further descendants)


  1. 1.0 1.1 De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “lavō, -āre”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 330–331
  2. ^ Meiser, Gerhard (1998) Historische Laut- und Formenlehre der lateinischen Sprache, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft