This Proto-Italic 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-Italic edit

Etymology edit

From earlier *xesternos (to differentiate it from a later form *hortos if the shift */x/ > */h/ in the Italic languages already happened during late Proto-Italic). From Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰyésteros + *-nos (the earlier version in Proto-Italic is generated by the apheresis of dʰ-, otherwise it would be **θesternos, but the regular development is x > h, hence Latin hesternus).

Cognate with English yester- (cf. yesterday), German gestern (cf. Gestern) and Dutch gisteren.

Adjective edit

*hesternos (comparative *hesternjōs, superlative *hesternisəmos)

  1. yesterday's

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • Latin: hesternus (see there for further descendants)