Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/wáy

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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

Alternative formsEdit

  • *uwáy (based on Anatolian and Indo-Iranian)

EtymologyEdit

Might have been from an earlier *uwáy (to see oneself), which has been preserved in Hittite [script needed] (uwai) and Sanskrit उवे (uvé). The form *wáy would then represent a later innovation.

InterjectionEdit

*wáy[1]

  1. oh!
  2. ah!
  3. woe!
  4. alas!

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Anatolian: *uwáy
    • Hittite: [script needed] (uwai)
  • Albanian: vaj
  • Balto-Slavic: *wái
  • Celtic: *wai
  • Germanic: *wai (see there for further descendants)
  • Hellenic:
  • Indo-Iranian: *wáy, *uwáy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 1110–1111
  2. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1995) Studies in British Celtic historical phonology (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 5), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, pages 115–116