In sanskrit "Pad" (rhyming with mud with a soft 'd') means feet; so does pod in Latin . Do they have same roots.


Yes, they are cognate forms. Sanskrit pad-, lat. pēs, greek πώς and engl. foot all come from an indo-european word *ped-/pod- in the same meaning. Sanskrit also has a verbal root pad- "to step, to go, to sink down".

  • Thanks; even the prefix Paedo- (Paediatric) derives from the same roots – ARi Sep 26 '13 at 14:04
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    Pediatrics has different roots: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/… and en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pedo-#English – Ritesh Sep 26 '13 at 19:44
  • The Greek word is actually πούς, not πώς. – TKR Oct 6 '13 at 1:10
  • @TKR I used a doric greek example to illustrate to most narrow cognate form. – user2498 Oct 7 '13 at 15:47
  • @aorists: Oh, fair enough - I hadn't been thinking of Doric. – TKR Oct 7 '13 at 18:15

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