Reconstruction:Proto-Hellenic/métʰu

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This Proto-Hellenic entry contains reconstructed terms 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-Hellenic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *médʰu (honey; mead).

Noun[edit]

*métʰu n[1]

  1. intoxicating drink
  2. mead

Inflection[edit]

U-stem, neuter
Nominative *métʰu
Genitive *métʰwos
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative *métʰu *métʰwe *métʰwa
Vocative *métʰu *métʰwe *métʰwa
Accusative *métʰu *métʰwe *métʰwa
Genitive *métʰwos *métʰwoyyun *métʰwōn
Dative *métʰwei *métʰwoyyun *métʰupʰi
Locative *métʰwi ? *métʰuhi
Instrumental *métʰū ? *métʰupʰi

Descendants[edit]

  • Ancient Greek: μέθῠ (méthu) (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “μέϑυ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 919