Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/ster-

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

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Root

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*ster-[1]

  1. sterile, infertile

Alternative reconstructions

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Derived terms

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  • *ster-íh₂-s
  • *stér-ō ~ *str̥-nés[2][3]
    • Proto-Germanic: *sterǭ (see there for further descendants)
  • *stér-wont-s ~ *str-unt-és
    • Proto-Indo-Iranian: *stárwans
      • Proto-Iranian: *stárwans
        • Middle Persian: (barren, childless)
          Book Pahlavi script: [Book Pahlavi needed] (stlwn' /⁠starwan⁠/)
  • *ster-yeh₂

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Pokorny, Julius (1959) “(s)ter-, (s)terə- : (s)trē-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 3, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 1022
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus Jann (2009) Consonant and vowel gradation in the Proto-Germanic n-stems (PhD thesis)[1], Leiden: Leiden University, page 156:*stér-ōn, *str̥-n-ós
  3. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) “sterōn-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 478:*ster-ōn, *str-n-ós