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

Root edit


  1. to wash

Derived terms edit

  • *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)

References edit

  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