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This Proto-Italic 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-ItalicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts.

NounEdit

*dents f[1]

  1. tooth

DeclensionEdit

consonant stemDeclension of *dents (consonant stem)
singular plural
nominative *dents *dentes
vocative *dents *dentes
accusative *dentem *dentens
genitive *dentes, -os *dentom
dative *dentei *dentəβos
ablative *denti? -e? *dentəβos
locative *denti? -e? *dentəβos

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “dēns”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 166-167