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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 turn (end-over-end)

Reconstruction notes[edit]

The root is sometimes reconstructed with -h₁- in order to explain some forms in Greek, including:

This reconstruction, however, contradicts some forms in other languages, e.g.:

  • Pre-Italic *kʷl̥-tó-s (past participle) > Latin cultus (not **clātus < **kʷl̥h₁-tós)

Alternative reconstructions[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001) , “kelh₁-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, page 386