Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/h₂éwis

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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]

Pooth (2015:29-30) argues that *h₂éwis and *h₂ówis (sheep) are related and both from a root *h₂ew- (dress, be dressed, clothe oneself). *h₂éwis would mean "the one who is clothed (in feathers)", and *h₂ówis "the one that produces clothing (from wool)", the latter having detransitive or middle meaning marked by *o.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Ringe 2006): IPA(key): *[xáwis]

Noun[edit]

*h₂éwis f

  1. bird

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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