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 Proto-Indo-European *kéh₂ros, from *keh₂-.

Adjective edit

*kāros (comparative *kārjōs, superlative *kārisemos)

  1. dear

Inflection edit

Descendants edit

  • Faliscan: 𐌊𐌀𐌓𐌀𐌉 (karai,
  • Latin: cārus (see there for further descendants)
  • Venetic: 𐌊𐌀𐌓𐌉𐌔 (karis)

References edit

  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “cārus”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 95-96