Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/krey-

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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]

The root is attested only in the centum languages, and hence the reconstruction *ḱrey- is also possible.

Root[edit]

*krey- ~ *ḱrey-[1]

  1. to sift, separate, divide

Derived terms[edit]


The root was often reformed as *krey(n)- based on the original nasal-infix present.

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag