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Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/peysḱ-

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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

Found only in West Indo-European languages, namely the Italic, Celtic and Germanic branches. Perhaps derived from *peh₂- (to feed, to guard, to nourish) and thus cognate to Proto-Slavic *piťa (food), Sanskrit पितु (pitu, food), Lithuanian piẽtūs (lunch), Old Irish ith (corn), Latin pānis (bread), English food and German Futter (fodder).[1]

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RootEdit

*peysḱ-

  1. fish

Derived termsEdit

  • *peysḱ-o-s
    • Celtic: *ɸēskos (see there for further descendants)
  • *pisḱ-o-s
    • Germanic: *fiskaz (see there for further descendants)
  • *pisḱ-i-s
    • Italic: *piskis
      • Latin: piscis (see there for further descendants)

SynonymsEdit

  • *dʰǵʰu- (eastern dialects, not including Indo-Iranian)
  • ^ Pfeifer, Wolfgang. 1995, 2005. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. München: dtv. →ISBN.