Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/men-

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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]

Root[edit]

*men-[1]

  1. to think, mind
  2. spiritual activity

Derived terms[edit]


Root[edit]

*men-[1]

  1. to stay, stand still

Derived terms[edit]

Category Terms derived from the PIE root *men- (stay) not found


  • *men-(root present)
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek: μένω(ménō, to stay, remain)
  • *mi-mén- ~ *mi-mn-(reduplicated present)
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient greek: μίμνω(mímnō, to stay, remain)
  • *mn-éh₁-(ye)-(stative)
  • *mon-eh₂
      • Ancient Greek: μονή(monḗ, staying, detention)
  • Unsorted formations:

Root[edit]

*men-

  1. to stand out, to tower

Derived terms[edit]

Category Terms derived from the PIE root *men- (stand out) not found


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill