Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/snígʷʰs

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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 *sneygʷʰ-, whence also *snóygʷʰos.

Noun[edit]

*snígʷʰs f

  1. snow

Comment[edit]

Greek νίφα (nípha) is accusative singular of unattested pre-form *νίψ (níps), with (-a) being a regular Greek reflex of syllabic PIE *-m, the PIE accusative singular ending.

Descendants[edit]

  • Celtic:
  • Hellenic:
    • Ancient Greek: νίφα (nípha) (acc. sg.)
  • Indo-Iranian:
    • Shughni: žiniǰ
  • Italic: *sniks
    • Latin: nix (genitive nivis)
  • Tocharian:
    • Tocharian B: śin̄catstse "snowy" (< *śin̄ce "snow" < *snígʷi)

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