Wiktionary:Requested entries (Proto-Indo-European)

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Have an entry request? Add it to the list. - but please:

  • Think twice before adding long lists of words as they may be ignored.
  • If possible provide context, usage, field of relevance, etc.
  • Check the Wiktionary:Criteria for inclusion if you are unsure if it belongs in the dictionary.
  • If the entry already exists, but seems incomplete or incorrect, do not add it here; add a request template to the entry itself to ask someone to fix the problem, e.g. {{rfp}} or {{rfe}} for pronunciation or etymology respectively.
    — Note also that such requests, like the information requested, belong on the base form of a word, not on inflected forms.

Please remove entries from this list once they have been written (i.e. the link is “live”, shown in blue, and has a section for the correct language)

There are a few things you can do to help:

  • Add glosses or brief definitions.
  • Add the part of speech, preferably using a standardized template.
  • If you know what a word means, consider creating the entry yourself instead of using this request page.
  • Please indicate the gender(s) .
  • If you see inflected forms (plurals, past tenses, superlatives, etc.) indicate the base form (singular, infinitive, absolute, etc.) of the requested term and the type of inflection used in the request.
  • For words in languages that don’t use Latin script but are listed here only in their romanized form, please add the correct form in the native script.
  • Don’t delete words just because you don’t know them — it may be that they are used only in certain contexts or are archaic or obsolete.
  • Don’t simply replace words with what you believe is the correct form. The form here may be rare or regional. Instead add the standard form and comment that the requested form seems to be an error in your experience.

Requested-entry pages for other languages: Category:Requested entries. See also: Wiktionary:Wanted entries/ine-pro.

Place your requests below, in any form of transcription[edit]

  • *dew-: Ancient Greek δύω (dúō, to cause to sink, enter) δύσις (dúsis, setting (of sun))
    • Are there more descendants? Sources, perhaps? The Greek entry doesn't have enough to verify it. —CodeCat 21:21, 24 March 2016 (UTC)
  • *gʷel-
    • Meaning? Descendants? —CodeCat 00:51, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
      • It means "intestines"/"bowels"/"guts." Descendants probably include English "gut" (despite what our entry currently says for that, that it's derived from a word meaning "pour") as well as the following two sources, which give many descendants: 1 2 204.11.189.94 14:12, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
      • Doing a search in en:Wiktionary it's all over in etymologies, saying the following: "from Proto-Indo-European *gʷel- (“throat”)." We should probably be more thorough, and, more importantly, rigorous, before assigning PIE etymologies (rather than proposed etymologies). It seems that the one for gut, at least, is currently wrong (see request for *gudóm, above, as well as numerous references to *gudóm on Google Books) —This unsigned comment was added by 204.11.189.94 (talk) at 15:55, 12 May 2016 UTC.
  • *temh₂-, from which Ancient Greek τέμνω (témnō), τμῆμα (tmêma), Latin temnō, etc.
    • De Vaan reconstructs this as *temh₁- instead. Can we tell which?
      • Doric perfects of τέμνω (témnō) have τετμα- (tetma-) (not sure if this is long or short). This could develop either *tmeh₂ > Doric long and Attic-Ionic long η, or *tmh₂- > Attic, Ionic, and Doric short . *tmh₁ or *tmeh₁- would yield τμε- (tme-) or τμη- (tmē-) in both Attic-Ionic and Doric. But variant form τετμη- (tetmē-) in Pindar, which confuses things. — Eru·tuon 20:29, 24 March 2016 (UTC)