Reconstruction:Proto-Italic/sapiō

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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

From Proto-Indo-European *sp-ye- (to notice), from *sep- (to try, to research).

VerbEdit

*sapiō[1]

  1. taste
  2. discern, can tell apart, know (the difference?)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of *sapiō (third conjugation)
Present *sapiō
Perfect *sēpai
Past participle
Present indicative Active Passive
1st sing. *sapiō
2nd sing. *sapies
3rd sing. *sapiet
1st plur. *sapiomos
2nd plur. *sapietes
3rd plur. *sapiont
Present subjunctive Active Passive
1st sing. *sapiām
2nd sing. *sapiās
3rd sing. *sapiād
1st plur. *sapiāmos
2nd plur. *sapiātes
3rd plur. *sapiānd
Perfect indicative Active
1st sing. *sēpai
2nd sing. *sēpistai
3rd sing. *sēpe(d)
1st plur. *sēpomos
2nd plur. *sēpistes
3rd plur. *sēpēri
Present imperative Active Passive
2nd sing. *sapie
2nd plur.
Future imperative Active
2nd + 3rd sing.
Participles Present Past
*sapients
Verbal nouns tu-derivative s-derivative
*sapiezi

DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: sapiō

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