Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/nem-

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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]

Root[edit]

*nem-[1]

  1. to distribute
  2. to give, to take

Derived terms[edit]


  • *ném-e-ti (thematic root present)
    • Balto-Slavic:
      • Latvian: ņemt (take)
    • Germanic: *nemaną (take)
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek: νέμω (némō, dispense, distribute)
  • *nom-éh₂
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek: νομή (nomḗ, pasture)
  • *ném-os ~ *ném-es-os
  • *ném-es-o-s
  • *nóm-o-s
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek: νόμος (nómos, custom, law)
  • *nom-ó-s
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek: νομός (nomós, pasture, habitation, province)
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Celtic:
      • Old Irish: nem (gift)
    • Celtic: *nemētom
      • Brythonic:
        • Middle Breton: neved (sanctuary)
      • Gaulish: νεμητον (nemēton, holy place)
      • Old Irish: nemed (sanctuary, holy place)
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek: Νέμεσις (Némesis, Nemesis, goddess of retribution)

References[edit]

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