Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/h₁er-

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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]

Of unknown origin. Possibly a late West Central Indo-European dialectal word.

Within Nostratic framework derived from Proto-Nostratic *ʔer-a (earth, ground) (Bomhard 2015) or *ʔarV̄ (earth, land, place) (Dolgopolsky) with cognates such as:

Root[edit]

*h₁er-

  1. earth

Derived terms[edit]

Category Terms derived from the PIE root *h₁er- not found


  • Unsorted formations:
    • Balto-Slavic (uncertain):
    • Celtic:
    • Germanic: *erþō (earth, ground, soil) (see there for further descendants)
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek: *ἔρα (*éra) in ἔραζε (éraze, on the ground) and compounds

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