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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.



*weǵʰ- (imperfective)[1][2]

  1. to bring, to transport

Derived terms[edit]

  • *wéǵʰ-e-ti (thematic root present)[3]
  • *wḗǵʰ-s-t ~ *wéǵʰ-s-n̥t (s-aorist)
  • *woǵʰ-éye-ti (causative/iterative)
  • *woǵʰ-lo-s
  • *weǵʰ-no-s
    • Celtic: *wegnos (see there for further descendants)
  • *woǵʰ-no-s
    • Germanic: *wagnaz (see there for further descendants)
  • *weǵʰ-o-s
    • Germanic: *wegaz (see there for further descendants)
  • *wéǵʰ-tis ~ *uǵʰ-téy-s
  • *weǵʰ-tlom / *weǵʰ-s-lom
  • *weǵʰ-i-tlom
  • *woǵʰ-o-s
    • Balto-Slavic:
      • Slavic: *vozъ (wagon, chariot) (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Armenian:
      • Proto-Armenian: *gez (way, path) (possibly)
    • Italic:
      • Latin: ?vēlum (see there for further descendants)
    • Italic: (possibly) *wijā
      • Latin: via (see there for further descendants)



  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “vehō, -ere”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 658
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  3. ^ Ringe, Don (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, Oxford University Press
  4. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*veslò”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 516
  • Edward A. Roberts, Bárbara Pastor, Diccionario etimológico indoeuropeo de la lengua española, Alianza Editorial 2009, ISBN 978-84-206-5252-8