Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/kʷékʷlos

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This entry contains Proto-Indo-European 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[edit]

Reduplicated derivative of *kʷel- (to turn).[1]

Noun[edit]

*kʷékʷlos m

  1. wheel
  2. circle

Comment[edit]

The proto-Indo-European word was quite likely borrowed into Sumerian gigir, Semitic *galgal-, and Kartvelian *grgar.[1] The similarly shaped Chinese word 軲轆 (*guk luk)[2] is only attested in the last few centuries and may be the result of convergent onomatopoeic derivation. Instead, the Chinese word (*kla, "chariot" > "car") may be a borrowing from a descendant form of this root from the spread of the chariot. See Chariot (China).

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References:[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mallory, J. P., “In Search of the Indo-Europeans”, 1989, ISBN 050005052X , p. 163
  2. ^ John Farndon, The World's Greatest Idea, ISBN 1848311966, p. 95