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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.




  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)