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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 wish
  2. to request

Derived terms[edit]

  • *h₂i-sḱé-ti (sḱe-present)
    • Balto-Slavic: *īˀskāˀtei
      • Slavic: *jьskati (see there for further descendants)
    • Germanic: *iskaną
      • West Germanic: *aisku (see there for further descendants)
        • West Germanic: *aiskōn (see there for further descendants)
    • Indo-Iranian: *Hišćáti (see there for further descendants)
  • *h₂eys-os-sḱé-ti?
  • *h₂oys-éh₂
  • Unsorted formations:


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