Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/meh₁

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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[edit]

Compare Tocharian A/B (not, no), not a prohibitive particle. According to Martirosyan, if the word originally meant ‘not’ and later obtained the function of the prohibitive, we are dealing with an Armeno-Greek-Albanian-Indo-Iranian grammatical isogloss.

Particle[edit]

*meh₁

  1. prohibitive particle

See also[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: mo, mos
  • Ancient Greek: μή (mḗ)
  • Armenian:
    • Old Armenian: մի (mi)
    • > Urartian: [script needed] (me(i))
  • Indo-Iranian:

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