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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.




  1. to bind
  2. bond

Derived terms[edit]

  • *bʰondʰ-eh₂
    • Latin: funda (see there for further descendants)
  • *bʰondʰ-i-s
    • Germanic: *bandiz (see there for further descendants)
  • *bʰn̥dʰ-tó-s (bound, tied)
  • *bʰn̥dʰ-tú-s (bond, agreement, custom)
    • Celtic: *banssus (see there for further descendants)


  1. ^ Ringe, Donald (2006) From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic (A Linguistic History of English; 1), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN