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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. to go, to proceed
  2. to pass, to traverse

Derived terms[edit]

  • *weh₂dʰ- (full-grade root present)
    • Armenian:
      • Old Armenian: գամ (gam)
    • Proto-Italic: *wāðō
      • Latin: vādō (see there for further descendants)
  • *uh₂dʰ- (zero-grade root present)
    • Proto-Germanic: *wadaną (to wade) (see there for further descendants)
  • *uh₂dʰ-om (shallow water, ford) (Unclear; long ū would be expected in the Germanic and Italic branches. Perhaps w- was restored by analogy with the verb?)
    • >? Proto-Albanian: *wa(d)
      • Albanian: va
    • Proto-Germanic: *wadą (see there for further descendants)
    • Proto-Italic: *waðom
      • Latin: vadum (see there for further descendants)
  • Unsorted formations
    • Proto-Albanian: *wadmi
      • Albanian: *wem
    • Anatolian:
      • Hittite: >? Hittite: to come (uwami)
    • Celtic: