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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.


Alternative reconstructions[edit]


Existing in variations, *pet-, *peth₁-, *peth₂-.[2]



  1. to spread out
  2. to fly (through the sense ‘spread one’s wings’)

Derived terms[edit]


  1. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q. (2006) The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World (Oxford Linguistics), New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 181
  2. ^ Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, § 122a.note1
  3. ^ Kulikov, Leonid (2014), “Causative Formation”, in Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics[1], volume 1, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 275