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Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/péh₂wr̥

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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

Often considered to contain the suffix +‎ *-wr̥.

NounEdit

*péh₂wr̥ n[1]

  1. bonfire

Usage notesEdit

Two terms for “fire” are reconstructible for Proto-Indo-European: *h₁n̥gʷnis and *péh₂wr̥. They are usually considered in semantic opposition. The first term is usually masculine and refers to fire as something animate and active (compare Agni, the most prominent Old Indic deity), whereas the second term is neuter and refers to fire as something inanimate and passive, i.e. as a substance.

InflectionEdit

Athematic, proterokinetic
singular collective
nominative *péh₂wr̥ *péh₂wōr
genitive *ph₂wéns *ph₂unés
singular dual plural collective
nominative *péh₂wr̥ *péh₂wōr
vocative *péh₂wr̥ *péh₂wōr
accusative *péh₂wr̥ *péh₂wōr
genitive *ph₂wéns *ph₂unés
ablative *ph₂wéns *ph₂unés
dative *ph₂wéney *ph₂unéy
locative *ph₂wén, *ph₂wéni *ph₂wén, *ph₂wéni
instrumental *ph₂wénh₁ *ph₂unéh₁

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ringe, Don (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Oxford University Press