Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/h₂elut-

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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]

Reconstruction[edit]

Reflex of initial laryngeal can be see in Finnish kalja (from earlier *kaleja or *kaleta).

Etymology[edit]

According to some the original meaning was "a bitter drink" and is related to Latin alūmen ‎(alum) and Ancient Greek ἀλύδοιμος ‎(alúdoimos, bitter, pungent).

The other theory is that it is connected to Proto-Norse ᚨᛚᚢ ‎(alu, something magical), and related to Latvian aluot ‎(be distraught), Ancient Greek ἀλύω ‎(alúō, to be distraught) and Hittite [script needed] ‎(alwanzaḫḫ-, to bewitch, hex). EIEC explains the semantic connection as: The notion would be that beer induced a "high" wherein the drinker was infused with a sort of magical power.

Noun[edit]

*h₂elut-

  1. beer

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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