Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/méntis

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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]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*men-

From *men- ‎(to think) +‎ *-tis.

Noun[edit]

*méntis f ‎(oblique stem *mn̥téy-)

  1. thought

Inflection[edit]

Athematic, proterokinetic
singular
nominative *méntis
genitive *mn̥téys
singular dual plural
nominative *méntis *méntih₁(e) *ménteyes
vocative *ménti *méntih₁(e) *ménteyes
accusative *méntim *méntih₁(e) *méntins
genitive *mn̥téys *? *mn̥téyoHom
ablative *mn̥téys *? *mn̥tímos
dative *mn̥téyey *? *mn̥tímos
locative *mn̥téy, *mn̥tḗy *? *mn̥tísu
instrumental *mn̥tíh₁ *? *mn̥tíbʰi

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ringe, Don (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Oxford University Press