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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.




  1. germ, seed, sprout, offspring


Compare *tewh₂- (to swell, crowd, be strong). Possibly analyzed as *tewh₂-k- or *tewH-k-, though the evidence is unclear[1]. Superficially similar to *(s)tewk- (to strike, hit) but unclear whether semantically related.

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  1. ^ Zair, Nicholas. The Reflexes of the Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic, page 155
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary 2008 revision
  3. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*tȗkъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 500