Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/nébʰos

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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]

From *nebʰ- +‎ *-os (action noun suffix).

Noun[edit]

*nébʰos n

  1. cloud
  2. mist, moisture

Declension[edit]

Comment[edit]

In a number of derived words the meaning shifts to "sky" or "heaven," as the sky was thought to be the dwelling place of various deities, esp. *dyḗws ph₂tḗr (sky father), the chief sky-god.

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Descendants[edit]