Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/swéḱs

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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]

Given the attested forms in the daughter languages, some have proposed one original form *wéḱs (Armenian, Old Prussian and even Ancient Greek). The initial *s- was secondary (imported from *septḿ̥) and when it was just added the result was *swéḱs (Celtic, Ancient Greek, if not from *wéḱs, and Iranian), but when it was substituted for the original consonant letter the result was *séḱs (Sanskrit, Latin, Germanic, Lithuanian and OCS).

Numeral[edit]

cardinal number
6
Previous: *pénkʷe
Next: *septḿ̥

*swéḱs

  1. six

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press