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"Ancestor" in IE langs

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 7, 2003, 19:37
Having dug through AHD and Barnhart -- and having lost my copy of
Darling-Buck :-( -- I feel no wiser than I did when I started

What are some common etymologies of words meaning "ancestor" in
various IE langs? I can get the literal derivation of "ancestor"
itself, as a compound of H2ent- and ked-, but I know there are other
words, derived from pH2te:r- and probably g'enH1-. I'm trying to
produce a word that is not merely a restatement of English, but is
rather a genuine historically plausible word.

Currently, the word "ancestor" in Thagojian is shaping up to be
qantkédët, and that's quite a mouthful, and qantpaqtrét is hardly



JS Bangs <jaspax@...>