Reconstruction:Proto-Italic/klāwis

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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 an i-stem derivation of the Proto-Indo-European root *(s)kleh₂w- (nail, pin, hook - instruments, of old use for locking doors). Possibly *(s)kleh₂w- gave *klāwos, Latin clāvus; alternatively the Latin clāvis may have been borrowed from Ancient Greek κλείς (kleís), ultimately from the same Indo-European source.

Noun[edit]

*klāwis f[1]

  1. bolt, lock, bar

Declension[edit]

i-stemDeclension of *klāwis (i-stem)
singular plural
nominative *klāwis *klāwēs
vocative *klāwis *klāwēs
accusative *klāwim *klāwins
genitive *klāweis, -jes *klāwjom
dative *klāwei *klāwiβos
ablative *klāwīd *klāwiβos
locative *klāwei *klāwiβos

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: clāvis (see there for further descendants)

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