Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/kʷ-

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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]

Often compared with Proto-Uralic *ku-.

Root[edit]

*kʷ-

  1. The primary interrogative root.

Derived terms[edit]

  • *kʷis (who? what?)
  • *kʷos (which? what?)
  • *kʷóteros (which of two?)
  • *kʷor
    • Germanic: *hwar (where?)
  • *kʷoryos
    • Germanic: *hwarjaz (which of many?)
  • Unsorted formations: