Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/wer-

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This entry contains Proto-Indo-European 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 1[edit]

Root[edit]

*wer-, *werh₃-

  1. ​to speak
Derived terms[edit]
  • *werdʰo- (word) (See there for further descendants.)

Descendants[edit]

  • Anatolian:
    • Hittite: [script?] (weriya-, to call, name, summon)
  • Armenian:
  • Hellenic:
  • Slavic:

Etymology 2[edit]

Root[edit]

*wer-

  1. ​to burn

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Root[edit]

*wer-

  1. to turn, to bend

Descendants[edit]

  • Iranian:
    • Kurdish:

Etymology 4[edit]

Root[edit]

*wer-

  1. squirrel

Descendants[edit]

often with reduplication

References[edit]

  • Watkins, Calvert. Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans. 1969.