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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.



*teḱ- (perfective)[1][2][3]

  1. to sire, beget

Derived terms[edit]

  • *téḱ-t (perfective)
  • *té-tḱ-ti (to produce; to hew, reduplicated athematic)
  • *tí-tḱ-e-ti (i-reduplicated thematic)
  • *te-tóḱ-e (stative)
  • *tḱ-éy-ti (to cultivate; to settle; to live, *éy-present)
  • *téḱ-nom
  • *toḱ-


  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “tek-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 1057
  2. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), “tek̑-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, page 618
  3. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “τίκτω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1484