Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/h₂melǵ-

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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]

Root[edit]

(h₂)melǵ-

  1. to milk
  2. milk

Derived terms[edit]


  • *h₂melǵ- ‎(root present)
  • *h₂m(o)lǵ-éye- ‎(iterative)
    • Italic:
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Albanian: mjel ‎(to milk)
    • Balto-Slavic:
      • Latvian: malks ‎(sip, nip, swig)
      • Lithuanian: malkas
    • Celtic:
      • Middle Irish: bligim ‎(I milk)
      • Irish: melg ‎(milk)
    • Celtic: *mliktu (< *ml̥ǵtu)
    • Germanic: *meluks ‎(milk) (with unexplained -u-)
      • → Slavic: *melko ‎(milk) (possibly)
    • Tocharian:
      • Tocharian A: malke ‎(milk), mālk- ‎(to milk) (< *h₂melǵ-ei̯e)
      • Tocharian B: malkwer ‎(milk), mālkant ‎(to milk)