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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

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂p-ut- (cup, head), from *keh₂p- (to seize, grab).[1][2] Cognate with Proto-Germanic *haubudą, Old Irish cúach, Welsh cawg.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*kaput n[1]

  1. head

InflectionEdit

consonant stemDeclension of *kaput (consonant stem)
singular plural
nominative *kaput *kaputā
vocative *kaput *kaputā
accusative *kaput *kaputā
genitive *kaputes, -os *kaputom
dative *kaputei *kaputəβos
ablative *kaputi? -e? *kaputəβos
locative *kaputi? -e? *kaputəβos

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: caput (see there for further descendants)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “caput, -itis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 91
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*ha(u)beda- ~ *ha(u)buda-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 215