Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/el-

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This Proto-Indo-European 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-Indo-European[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root[edit]

*el-, *ol-

  1. an expressive, onomatopoeic root
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Etymology 2[edit]

Root[edit]

*el-, *ol-

  1. ​ to destroy
Descendants[edit]
  • Anatolian:
    • Hittite: [script needed] (hu-ul-la-a-i, he defeated, destroyed)
  • Armenian:
  • Celtic:
    • Breton: ol-buid (food shortage)
    • Middle Breton: el-boet (hunger)
    • Old Irish: el-tes (tepidity) (possibly)
  • Hellenic:
    • Ancient Greek: ὄλλυμι (óllumi, to wreck, to destroy, to lose; to go to waste, to be ruined, to be lost)
    • Ancient Greek: ὀλέκω (olékō, to ruin, destroy, kill)

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Etymology 3[edit]

Root[edit]

*el-

  1. ​to bow, to bend; elbow
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