This Proto-Indo-Iranian 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-Iranian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr, or its oblique stem *ḱr̥d-. The initial voiced aspirate is left unexplained.

Noun edit


  1. heart

Descendants edit

  • Proto-Indo-Aryan: *źʰŕ̥dayam
  • Proto-Iranian: *jŕ̥dayam (see there for further descendants)
  • Proto-Nuristani: