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 *ḱey- (to settle, be lying down).

Noun edit

*keiwis m[1]

  1. society
  2. (possibly) citizen

Declension edit

i-stemDeclension of *keiwis (i-stem)
case singular plural
nominative *keiwis *keiwēs
vocative *keiwis *keiwēs
accusative *keiwim *keiwins
genitive *keiweis *keiwjom
dative *keiwei *keiwiβos
ablative *keiwīd *keiwiβos
locative *keiwei *keiwiβos

Descendants edit

  • Old Latin: ceivis, *cẹ̄vis
  • Oscan: 𐌊𐌄𐌖𐌔 (keus)

References edit

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