Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/méntis

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This Proto-Indo-European entry contains reconstructed words 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-EuropeanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *men- (to think) +‎ *-tis.

NounEdit

*méntis f (oblique stem *mn̥téy-)

  1. thought

InflectionEdit

Athematic, proterokinetic
singular
nominative *méntis
genitive *mn̥téys
singular dual plural
nominative *méntis *méntih₁(e) *ménteyes
vocative *ménti *méntih₁(e) *ménteyes
accusative *méntim *méntih₁(e) *méntims
genitive *mn̥téys *? *mn̥téyoHom
ablative *mn̥téys *? *mn̥tímos
dative *mn̥téyey *? *mn̥tímos
locative *mn̥téy, *mn̥tḗy *? *mn̥tísu
instrumental *mn̥tíh₁ *? *mn̥tíbʰi

DescendantsEdit

  • Balto-Slavic: *mintís (see there for further descendants)
  • Germanic: *mundiz (see there for further descendants)
  • Hellenic: *mə́ntis[1]
    • Ancient Greek: μάντις (mántis) (see there for further descendants)
  • Indo-Iranian: *matíš (see there for further descendants)
  • Italic: [Term?]
    • Latin: mēns (see there for further descendants)

Further readingEdit

  • Ringe, Donald (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (A Linguistic History of English; 1), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) , “μάντις, -εως”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 902–903