Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-Iranian/marwíš

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This Proto-Indo-Iranian 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-Iranian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *morwís.

The forms for Indo-Aryan (*warmíš, *wamrás), are from Proto-Indo-European *worm-. Compare Ancient Greek ὅρμικας (hórmikas, ants, pl.), Tocharian B warme.

Noun[edit]

*marwíš m

  1. ant

Declension[edit]

masculine i-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *marwíš *marwíH *marwáyas
vocative *marwáy *marwíH *marwáyas
accusative *marwím *marwíH *marwī́n, -ī́š
instrumental *marwíH́ *marwíbʰyām *marwíbʰiš
ablative *marwáyš *marwíbʰyām *marwíbʰyas
dative *marwáyay *marwíbʰyām *marwíbʰyas
genitive *marwáyš *marwyáwš *marwáyām?
locative *marwā́(w)? *marwyáwš *marwíšu

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacKenzie, D. N. (1971) A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press