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Words about Animals

 

The words in the first row of this table are all marked with an asterisk (*).
This means that they are believed to be the P.I.E. roots that later became words in other languages, as shown in the other rows of the table.
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P.I.E.

*wlkwo-/wlpo-

*bher-

*kw(o)n- (to)-

*webh-

Modern English

wolf

brown/bright -> bear/beaver

hound

web/weave

OLD ENGLISH

wulf

bera

hund

wefan

GERMAN

Wolf

Bar

Hund

Weben/Gewebe

LATIN

lupus

ursus/arctos

canis

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GREEK

lukos/lykos

arkouda

koun

huphaino

RUSSIAN

volk

berloga 'den'

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SANSKRIT

vrkas

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SPANISH

lobo

oso

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FRENCH

loup/louve

ours

chien

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