Monthly Archives: April 2017

Word Family Friday: Sun

Proto-Indo-European <*sóh₂wl̥>: “sun” -> Balto-Slavic <*saul>: “sun” –> Lithuanian <sáulė>: “sun” –> Slavic <*sъlnьce>: “sun” —> Russian <со́лнце> (sólnce): “sun” —> Polish <słońce>: “sun” -> Celtic <*sāwol> –> Brythonic <heol> —> Welsh <haul>: “sun” —> Cornish <howl>: “sun” –> Old … Continue reading

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Word Family Friday: Light

Proto-Indo-European <*lewk->: “shine, see” -> Proto-Indo-European <*lewk-to-s> –>Germanc <*leuhtą>: “light” —> English <light>, Scots <licht> —> German <Licht>: “light, candle” —-> Yiddish <ליכט> (likht) : “candle” —> Old Norse, Icelandic <ljós>, Norwegian <ljos>, Swedish <ljus>, etc.: “light” —-> Old Norse … Continue reading

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Word Family Friday: Easter

Proto-Indo-European <*h₂ews->: “dawn, east” -> Proto-Indo-European <*h₂éwsōs>: “Goddess of Dawn” –> Greek <ἠώς>‎ (ēṓs): “dawn, Goddess of Dawn, east” –> Indo-Iranian <*Háwšās> —> Indo-Aryan —-> Sanskrit <उषस्> (uṣás/Ushas): “dawn, Goddess of Dawn” —–> Hindu <उषा> (uṣā): “dawn” –> Latin <aurōra>: … Continue reading

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Word Family Friday: Cat

For my wife’s brithday Late Egyptian <čaute>?: “cat”; in competition with <𓏇𓇋𓅱𓃠> (mjw) ?> Classical Syriac <ܩܛܘ> (qaṭṭu): “cat” ?-> Arabic <قِطّ> (qiṭṭ): “cat” ?-> Hebrew <חָתוּל> (khatúl): “cat” ?-> Old Armenian <կատու> (katu): “cat” —> Armenian <կատու> (katu): “cat” … Continue reading

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