Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/pisḱ-

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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]

Found only in West Indo-European languages, namely the Italic, Celtic and Germanic branches. Perhaps derived from *peh₂- (to feed, to guard, to nourish) and thus cognate to Russian пища (píšča, food), Sanskrit पितु (pitú, food), Lithuanian piẽtūs (lunch), Old Irish ith (corn), Latin pānis (bread), English food and German Futter (fodder).[1]

Root[edit]

pisḱ-, peisḱ-

  1. fish

Descendants[edit]

See the following pages for descendants in modern languages:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfeifer, Wolfgang. 1995, 2005. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. München: dtv. ISBN 3423325119.