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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 sing

Derived terms[edit]

  • *kh₂n- (zero-grade root verb)
    • Italic: *kanō
      • Latin: canō (see there for further descendants)
  • *keh₂n-mn̥ (song)
    • Italic:
      • Latin: carmen (see there for further descendants)
  • *ke-koh₂n-[2]
    • Italic:
      • Latin: cicōnia (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations:


  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 525

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