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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.



*dewk- ‎(imperfective)

  1. to pull, to draw
  2. to lead (i.e. to pull behind oneself)

Derived terms[edit]

  • *déwk-e-ti ‎(root present)
    • Germanic: *teuhaną (see there for further descendants)
    • Italic: *doukō (see there for further descendants)
      • Latin: dūcō ‎(lead)
  • *dowk-éye- ‎(causative)
    • Germanic: *taugijaną (see there for further descendants)
  • *duk-s
    • Italic:
  • *duk-is
    • Germanic: *tugiz (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Albanian: n-duk ‎(to pull)
    • Anatolian:
      • Hittite: [script needed] ‎(tukzi-), [script needed] c ‎(tukkanzi-, cultivation of plants and animals)
    • Celtic: *duke/o-
      • Welsh: dwyn ‎(to bring, steal, lead)
    • Germanic: *tugô, *tugōną, *tugilaz (with an -ila- suffix that denotes instruments), *taugō
    • Hellenic:
    • Indo-Iranian:


  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 181