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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.


Alternative reconstructions[edit]



  1. to weave, braid

Derived terms[edit]

  • *webʰ- ‎(root present)
    • Germanic: *webaną (see there for further descendants)
  • *u-né-bʰ- ~ *u-m-bʰ- ‎(nasal-infix present)
    • Indo-Iranian:
      • Indo-Aryan:
        • Sanskrit: [script needed] ‎(unábdhi), [script needed] ‎(umbháti)
  • *wobʰ-éye- ‎(causative)
  • *wébʰ-tis
    • Germanic: *wiftiz (see there for further descendants)
  • *wobʰ-yo-
    • Germanic: *wabją ‎(web) (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Albanian: venj (< webʰnyō)
    • Hellenic:
    • Indo-Iranian:
      • Indo-Aryan:
      • Iranian:
        • Avestan: [script needed] ‎(ubdaēna, made of cloth)
        • Persian: بافتن ‎(bâftan)
    • Tocharian:


  1. ^ Guus Kroonen (2013), Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
  2. ^ "weven" in M. Philippa - Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands, Amsterdam University Press 2009 (etymologiebank)