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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 be hidden, to be covered

Derived terms[edit]

  • *leh₂-dʰ- (extended root present)
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek:
        • Doric Greek: λᾱ́θω (lā́thō)
        • Attic, Ionic, and Koine Greek: λήθω (lḗthō, to lurk, lie hid, be concealed)
  • *l̥h₂-tós (hidden)
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Anatolian:
    • Balto-Slavic:
      • Slavic:
        • Old Church Slavonic: лаяти (lajati, to lie in wait for)
        • Czech: lákat (make advances, pursue)
    • Hellenic:
    • Germanic:
      • Old Norse: lómr (betrayal, deceit)
      • Old High German luog (cave)
        • Middle High German: luo (lair of an animal)
    • Indo-Iranian:
    • Tocharian:
      • East Tocharian: lät (go after)
      • West Tocharian: lät (go after)


  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill