Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/swé

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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]

This stem (and its substantive pronoun) was originally a reflexive element referring to all persons and numbers (as in Sanskrit and in Balto-Slavic). Its wider use can still be seen in Homer, when ὅς (hós) means "my own" or "your own" (e.g. Odyssey 11.142, 9.28).

Pronoun[edit]

*swé

  1. self (reflexive pronoun)

Declension[edit]

Declension of *swé Singular
Accusative *swé ~ *se
Genitive *séwe ~ *soy
Dative *sébʰye ~ soy

Following Andrew L. Sihler (1995):

Declension of *swé Singular
Accusative *s-wé ~ se
Genitive *sé-we ~ *s-os
Dative *sé-bʰi ~ s-ey, s-oy
Ablative *s-w-ét

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page ἴδιος of 577-578