Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/médʰu

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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]

Noun[edit]

*médʰu m

  1. honey
  2. mead, intoxicating drink, sweet drink.

Comment[edit]

The Indo-European word was prehistorically borrowed into Finno-Ugric *mete, compare Finnish and Estonian mesi, Hungarian méz. Also possibly borrowed into Chinese: (OC *mit > , "honey"), possibly via Tocharian languages.

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Balto-Slavic: *medus
  • Celtic: *medu (see there for further descendants)
  • Germanic: *meduz (see there for further descendants)
  • Hellenic: *métʰu
  • Indo-Iranian: *mádʰu (see there for further descendants)
  • Tocharian: *ḿət(ə)
    • Tocharian B: mīt
    • → Middle Chinese:
  • → Uralic: *mete (see there for further descendants)