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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. excited, inspired
  2. possessed, raging

Derived terms[edit]

  • *wéh₂t-os
    • Germanic: *wōdaz (mad, furious, possessed) (see there for further descendants)
    • Indo-Iranian: *wáHtas
  • *weh₂t-is
    • Celtic: *wātis (see there for further descendants)
    • Italic:
  • *weh₂t-us
  • *wéh₂t-eh₂
  • *woh₂t-o-[3]
    • (perhaps) Armenian:
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Germanic: *Wōdanaz (see there for further descendants)


  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  2. ^ Monier Williams (1899), “Proto-Indo-European/weh₂t-”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, OCLC 458052227, page 0934.
  3. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 774