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This Proto-Indo-European 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.





Perhaps extended from *h₂en- (on, onto).




  1. face
  2. forehead
  3. front

Derived terms

  • *h₂ént-s ~ *h₂n̥t-és
  • *h₂entí-o-s (front, forehead)
  • *h₂ént-o-s
    • Proto-Tocharian: *ā́ntë (see there for further descendants)
  • *h₂e/ont-ó-s
  • Unsorted formations:

Further reading

  • Kloekhorst, Alwin (2008) “ḫant-”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 5), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 287–289