Appendix:Proto-Indo-European/peysḱ-

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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]

Found only in West Indo-European languages, namely the Italic, Celtic and Germanic branches. Perhaps derived from *peh₂- ‎(to feed, to guard, to nourish) and thus cognate to Proto-Slavic *piťa ‎(food), Sanskrit पितु ‎(pitu, food), Lithuanian piẽtūs ‎(lunch), Old Irish ith ‎(corn), Latin pānis ‎(bread), English food and German Futter ‎(fodder).[1]

Root[edit]

*peysḱ-

  1. fish

Derived terms[edit]


  • *peysḱ-os
  • *pisḱ-os
    • Germanic: *fiskaz (see there for further descendants)
  • *pisḱ-is

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfeifer, Wolfgang. 1995, 2005. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. München: dtv. ISBN 3423325119.