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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.



The reconstruction is uncertain due to the fact that the supposed reflexes are present in only two branches.



  1. to bind, tie

Derived terms[edit]

  • *lig-eh₂-ye- (factitive)
    • Italic:
      • Latin: ligō (to tie, bind) (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Albanian: lidh (to tie)


  1. ^ (only zero grade) De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN