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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.



From *mems- +‎ *-s.


*mḗms n[1][2]

  1. flesh, meat


Athematic, acrostatic
nominative *mḗms
genitive *mémsos
singular dual plural
nominative *mḗms
vocative *mḗms
accusative *mḗms
genitive *mémsos
ablative *mémsos
dative *mémsey
locative *méms, *mémsi
instrumental *mémsh₁


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