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11 votes
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How does the initial consonant in "Jupiter" and "Zeus" come from the "d" in PIE "*dyew-"?

10 votes
2 answers
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How does L. "quartus" come from L. "quattuor", which has "quat" but "quart"?

10 votes
1 answer
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Does English "day" really come from PIE *dʰegʷʰ- (“to burn”)?

9 votes
1 answer
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How does PIE *d- in *dlegh- change to PGmc. p- in plegō (E pledge)?

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What is the function of "-ter" in words "laughter" and "daughter"?

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2 answers
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What is the sound law to describe the etymology of “helix” and “vulva”?

8 votes
1 answer
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Are L. domus and L. domō cognates?

7 votes
1 answer
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Is the word E "able" related to the suffix E "-able"?

7 votes
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How does PIE *kʷ in **wĺ̥kʷos change to PGmc. *f in *wulfaz?

7 votes
1 answer
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Why does "-b-" differ between L “offero” and L "aufero"?

6 votes
2 answers
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How does PGmc.fl- change to Goth. thl-, such as PGmc *fleuhaną to Goth. þliuhan?

6 votes
2 answers
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How does the Icelandic word "finna" come from Proto-Germanic "finþanan"?

5 votes
2 answers
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Why does the Old Norse word "maðr" include "ð", while its cognate E "man" doesn't?

5 votes
2 answers
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How does the word "thunder" get the letter "d"?

5 votes
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How does the sound change from L. "benedictionem" to O.Fr. "beneiçon" happen?

5 votes
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Are L. arvix and L. aries cognates?

4 votes
2 answers
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How did Gk. ταινία "band, ribbon" come from PIE *tn̥-yā- < *ten- "to stretch"?

4 votes
2 answers
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PIE *kom 'with, side by side' or PIE *ḱóm?

4 votes
1 answer
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How did vowel a in L. maneō “to remain” come from PIE *mn-eh₁- “to remain” < PIE *men- “to stay, stand still”?

4 votes
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Why does German word "deuten" mean "to interpret"? [closed]

4 votes
1 answer
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How did It "sedano" come from Gk "σέλινον", with a "l">"d" shift?

4 votes
2 answers
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How does "-age" come from L "-aticum", with a change from "t" to "g"?

3 votes
3 answers
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Why does "g" in Middle English "boga" become "w" in Modern English "bow"?

3 votes
1 answer
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Can these new etymological pairs of PIE roots be true?

3 votes
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Are the cognates of PIE roots in this paper reliable?

3 votes
1 answer
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Are PIE *bʰewg- "flee" and PIE *bʰegʷ- "flee" cognate?

3 votes
2 answers
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How does PIE *s- in *sriges- change to L. f- in frigus?

2 votes
1 answer
334 views

How does English 'lodge' come from Frankish *laubija by sound change?

1 vote
1 answer
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Does Sanskrit निस् • (nis) "out, forth, away" come from PIE *ni- "in; down?" with meaning shift from "in" to "out"?

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How did the English word inveigle evolve from the Latin aboculus?