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Reconstruction:Proto-Italic/gʷītā

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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

Possibly corresponds to a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wo-teh₂ (compare Ancient Greek βίοτος (bíotos, life), Old Irish bethu, bethad, Irish beatha, Welsh bywyd, Old Church Slavonic животъ (životŭ, life), Lithuanian gyvatà (life), Sanskrit जीवित (jīvitá), Avestan 𐬔𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬊(gaiio, life) [accusative 𐬘𐬌𐬌𐬁𐬙𐬎𐬨(jiiātum)]), ultimately from *gʷeyh₃- (to live).

NounEdit

*gʷītā f[1]

  1. life

DeclensionEdit

ā-stemDeclension of *gʷītā (ā-stem)
singular plural
nominative *gʷītā *gʷītās
vocative *gʷīta *gʷītās
accusative *gʷītām, -am *gʷītans
genitive *gʷītās *gʷītāzom
dative *gʷītāi *gʷītais
ablative *gʷītād *gʷītais
locative *gʷītāi *gʷītais

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: vīta
  • Oscan: 𐌁𐌉𐌉𐌕𐌀𐌌 (biitam, accusative singular)

ReferencesEdit

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