Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/péh₂ur

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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.

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*péh₂ur

  1. (inanimate, heteroclitic) bonfire

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Two terms for "fire" are reconstructible for Proto-Indo-European: *h₁n̥gʷnis and *péh₂ur. They are usually considered in semantic opposition. The first term is usually masculine and refers to fire as something animate and active (compare Agni, the most prominent Old Indic deity), whereas the second term is neuter and refers to fire as something inanimate and passive, i.e. as a substance.

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