Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/dyḗws

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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]

Root nomen agentis from *dyew-.

Noun[edit]

*dyḗws m (oblique stem diw-)

  1. sky, heaven
  2. sky god

Inflection[edit]

Athematic, hysterokinetic
singular
nominative *dyḗws
genitive *diwés
singular dual plural
nominative *dyḗws *dyéwh₁(e) *dyéwes
vocative *dyéw *dyéwh₁(e) *dyéwes
accusative *dyḗm *dyéwh₁(e) *dyéwn̥s
genitive *diwés *? *diwóHom
ablative *diwés *? *diwmós
dative *diwéy *? *diwmós
locative *dyéw, *dyéwi *? *diwsú
instrumental *diwéh₁ *? *diwbʰí

Notes:

  • Acc. sg. dyḗm (< *dyéw-m per Stang's law).
  • Nom. sg. dyḗws (with ē from acc. case).
  • For the name of the deity, *ph₂tḗr (father) is often added as an apposition, which inflects as well.

Compare with the attested Sanskrit forms

Descendants[edit]

  • Anatolian:
  • Hellenic: *dzeus (sky god, Zeus) (see there for further descendants)
  • Indo-Iranian: *dyā́wš (see there for further descendants)
  • Italic: *djous (see there for further descendants)

Derived terms[edit]

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