Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/wel-

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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.

Proto-Indo-European[edit]

Root[edit]

*wel-

  1. to see

Descendants[edit]

  • *wél-e-ti (thematic root present)
    • Celtic: *weleti (see there for further descendants)
  • *wl̥-tu- (appearance)
    • Germanic: *wulþuz (see there for further descendants)
    • Italic:
      • Latin: voltus ((facial) expression)
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Armenian:
      • Old Armenian: գեղ (geł, beauty)
    • Germanic: *wlitiz (sight, appearance, face) (see there for further descendants)
    • Germanic: *wlaitōną (to look around, look for)
    • Tocharian:
      • Tocharian B: yel- (to examine)

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “wlītan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 591
  • Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “wulþu-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 599
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) , “u̯el-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 1136f
  • Rix, Helmut, editor (2001) , “u̯el-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, pages 675