Reconstruction:Proto-Italic/gʷītā

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This Proto-Italic 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-Italic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly corresponds to a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wo-teh₂ (compare Ancient Greek βίοτος (bíotos, life), Old Irish bethu, bethad, Irish beatha, Welsh bywyd, Old Church Slavonic животъ (životŭ, life), Lithuanian gyvatà (life), Sanskrit जीवित (jīvitá), Avestan [script needed] (gayo, life) [accusative [script needed] (ǰyātum)]), ultimately from *gʷeyh₃- (to live).

Noun[edit]

*gʷītā f[1]

  1. life

Declension[edit]

ā-stemDeclension of *gʷītā (ā-stem)
singular plural
nominative *gʷītā *gʷītās
vocative *gʷīta *gʷītās
accusative *gʷītām, -am *gʷītans
genitive *gʷītās *gʷītāzom
dative *gʷītāi *gʷītais
ablative *gʷītād *gʷītais
locative *gʷītāi *gʷītais

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill